Treasure Island

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 Stone Age

Fond husband, ancient settler in the mind,
Old fat spider, weaving webs of bewilderment,
Be kind. You turn me into a bird of stone, a granite
Dove, you build round me a shabby room,
And stroke my pitted face absent-mindedly while
You read. With loud talk you bruise my pre-morning sleep,
You stick a finger into my dreaming eye. And
Yet, on daydreams, strong men cast their shadows, they sink
Like white suns in the swell of my Dravidian blood,

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