Kamala Das

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

Kamala Das Poems

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