Kamala Das

(31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009 / Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala)

Poems of Kamala Das

1. A Losing Battle 3/28/2012
2. An Introduction 3/28/2012
3. Annette 3/28/2012
4. Forest Fire 3/28/2012
5. In Love 3/28/2012
6. Krishna 3/28/2012
7. Love 3/28/2012
8. My Grandmother's House 3/28/2012
9. Punishment in Kindergarten 3/28/2012
10. Relationship 3/28/2012
11. Summer in Calcutta 3/28/2012
12. The Dance of the Eunuchs 3/28/2012
13. The Freaks 3/28/2012
14. The Looking Glass 3/28/2012
15. The Maggots 3/28/2012
16. The Old Playhouse 3/28/2012
17. The Rain 3/28/2012
18. The Stone Age 3/28/2012
19. The Suicide 3/28/2012
20. The Sunshine Cat 3/28/2012

The Looking Glass

Getting a man to love you is easy
Only be honest about your wants as
Woman. Stand nude before the glass with him
So that he sees himself the stronger one
And believes it so, and you so much more
Softer, younger, lovelier. Admit your
Admiration. Notice the perfection
Of his limbs, his eyes reddening under
The shower, the shy walk across the bathroom floor,

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