A River

A River In Madurai, city of temples and poets, who sang of cities and temples, every summer a river dries to a trickle in the…

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The Black Hen

It must come as leaves to a tree or not at all yet it comes sometimes as the black hen with the red round eye…

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Still Life

When she left me after lunch,I read for a while. But I suddenly wanted to look again and I saw the half-eaten sandwich, bread, lettuce…

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Self-Portrait

I resemble everyone but myself, and sometimes see in shop-windows despite the well-knownlaws of optics, the portrait of a stranger, date unknown, often signed in…

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Prayers To Lord Murugan

Lord of new arrivals lovers and rivals: arrive at once with cockfight and banner— dance till on this and the next three hills women’s hands…

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Extended Family

Yet like grandfather I bathe before the village crow the dry chlorine water my only Ganges the naked Chicago bulb a cousin of the Vedic…

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Elements Of Composition

Composed as I am, like others, of elements on certain well-known lists, father’s seed and mother’s egg gathering earth, air, fire, mostly water, into a…

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Chicago Zen

I Now tidy your house, dust especially your living room and do not forget to name all your children. II Watch your step. Sight may…

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Astronomer

Sky-man in a manhole with astronomy for dream, astrology for nightmare; fat man full of proverbs, the language of lean years, living in square after…

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A River

In Madurai, city of temples and poets, who sang of cities and temples, every summer a river dries to a trickle in the sand, baring…

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Still Life By A. K. Ramanujan

Still Life When she left me after lunch,I read for a while. But I suddenly wanted to look again and I saw the half-eaten sandwich,…

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Chicago Zen By A. K. Ramanujan

Chicago Zen I Now tidy your house, dust especially your living room and do not forget to name all your children. II Watch your step….

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Prayers To Lord Murugan By A. K. Ramanujan

Prayers To Lord Murugan 1 Lord of new arrivals lovers and rivals: arrive at once with cockfight and banner— dance till on this and the…

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Extended Family By A. K. Ramanujan

Extended Family Yet like grandfather I bathe before the village crow the dry chlorine water my only Ganges the naked Chicago bulb a cousin of…

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Astronomer By A. K. Ramanujan

Astronomer Sky-man in a manhole with astronomy for dream, astrology for nightmare; fat man full of proverbs, the language of lean years, living in square…

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A River By A. K. Ramanujan

A River In Madurai, city of temples and poets, who sang of cities and temples, every summer a river dries to a trickle in the…

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The Black Hen By A. K. Ramanujan

The Black Hen It must come as leaves to a tree or not at all yet it comes sometimes as the black hen with the…

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Self-Portrait By A. K. Ramanujan

Self-Portrait I resemble everyone but myself, and sometimes see in shop-windows despite the well-knownlaws of optics, the portrait of a stranger, date unknown, often signed…

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Elements Of Composition By A. K. Ramanujan

Elements Of Composition Composed as I am, like others, of elements on certain well-known lists, father’s seed and mother’s egg gathering earth, air, fire, mostly…

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