Keki Daruwalla

(1937 - / Lahore / British India (Pakistan))

Keki Daruwalla Poems

1. Notes From The Underground 3/28/2012
2. Alexander Crosses The Hellespont 3/28/2012
3. A Take-Off On A Passing Remark 3/28/2012
4. Al-Azhar Lecture 3/28/2012
5. Bars 3/28/2012
6. Migrations 3/28/2012
7. Map-Maker 3/28/2012
8. The Poseidonians 3/28/2012
9. Underwater Notes 3/28/2012
10. Sappho To Aphrodite 3/28/2012
11. Fish 3/28/2012
12. Suddenly The Tree 3/28/2012
13. Before The Word 3/28/2012
14. Wolf 3/28/2012
Best Poem of Keki Daruwalla


half silhouette and half myth
the wolf circles my past
treading the leaves into a bed
till he sleeps, black snout
on extended paws.
Black snout on sulphur body
he nudged his way
into my consciousness.
Prowler, wind-sniffer, throat-catcher,
his cries drew a ring
around my night;
a child's night is a village
on the forest edge.
My mother said
his ears stand up
at the fall of dew
he can sense a shadow
move across a hedge
on a dark night;
he can sniff out
your approaching dreams;
there is nothing
that won't be lit ...

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