Ananta Madhavan Poems
- 'Did I Ever Exist? ' I am not sure I ever lived, except in ...
- Order Out Of Chaos Panting up the slopes With the wind ...
- Blue Little Marble In that blue little marble My son saw ...
- A Song Of Waiting I rose at six O'clock And ...
- Ode To River Kaveri Though King Sozhan stakes the red ...
- Clerihew For Me And You A schoolboy called Edmund Clerihew ...
- Small Poems And Echoes 1 A poet among us, ...
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'''All truths are partial and the last, the most.'''Me
'''Today is the Tomorrow of YesterdayA. Madhavan,21 June,2014, musing on the Relativity of Time and the futility of his trying to understand the equations of Einstein.
And the Yesterday of Tomorrow'.''
'''It is not we who catch up with age;A. Madhavan,8 April,2013
It is old age that catches up with us',
As the over-taker said to the undertaker.''
''A Zen Quibble.A. Madhavan
There is no point in this Zen story.
That is the point.''
'I am securely anchored to a grooved
Orbit of days and seasons; I shall hold
Fast to my functions, my place in the sun,
Observer, object, subject, substitute
Poem by A. Madhavan, entitled 'Axle', published by Writer's Workshop, Calcutta, India in 1971.
'Did I Ever Exist? '
I am not sure I ever lived, except in this imagined space,
This concoction of words that perhaps make a little sense
To a kindly heart like yours.
If I was never born,
I never died. Was I immortal
Without ever being me, a person with a body, mind and soul,
Like you, but different, a unique variant?
I am no freak, no fiction, once I was a fact,
If Time can be trusted, solar or cosmic.
My tale is sad and simple. Mother's womb
Was all the world I ever knew
Before I grew to be a person,
Rather than a form of words, your words, this ...