Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

First He Looked Confused - Poem by Sant Tukaram

I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog 'God.'
First he looked
confused,

then he started smiling, then he even
danced.

I kept at it: now he doesn't even
bite.

I am wondering if this
might work on
people?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

From “Love Poems From God” by Daniel Ladinsky.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012



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