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 Dance of the Eunuchs

It was hot, so hot, before the eunuchs came
To dance, wide skirts going round and round, cymbals
Richly clashing, and anklets jingling, jingling
Jingling... Beneath the fiery gulmohur, with
Long braids flying, dark eyes flashing, they danced and
They dance, oh, they danced till they bled... There were green
Tattoos on their cheeks, jasmines in their hair, some
Were dark and some were almost fair. Their voices
Were harsh, their songs melancholy; they sang of

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