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…

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…

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…

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…

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…