Sukumar Ray

(30 October 1887 - 10 September 1923 / Calcutta / India)

Poems of Sukumar Ray

1. Baburam The Snake Charmer 3/14/2012
2. Khichuri 3/14/2012
3. Old Tickler 3/14/2012
4. Stew Much 3/14/2012
5. Sur-Prize 3/14/2012
6. The King of Bombaria 3/14/2012
7. The Missing Whiskers 3/14/2012
8. The Power Of Music 3/14/2012
9. The Rule of 21 3/14/2012
10. The Sons of Ramgaroo 3/14/2012
11. The Suitable Groom 3/14/2012
12. Uuncle's Invention 3/14/2012
13. Woodly Old Man 3/14/2012

Woodly Old Man

The old man sits at his boiling pot,
Eating boiled wood--even scalding hot.
He nods his head and hums a song
With his sage’s air, he could do no wrong.

He mutters words that no one’s understood:
“The sky dangles cobwebs, hence holes in wood.”
His pate turns hot, his sweat falls and splatters;
He yells in rage, “Who can plumb such matters?

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