Ayyappa Paniker

(12 September 1930 - 23 August 2006 / Kavalam, Kerala, India)

Ayyappa Paniker Poems

1. Passage To America 9/6/2012
2. Horse Play 9/6/2012
3. White Clouds 9/6/2012
4. Net 9/6/2012
5. Isn't That Shameful For Us? 9/6/2012
6. Hoogly 9/6/2012
7. Bhagavathykunjamma's Bharatanatyam 9/6/2012
8. Every Dog Has His Night 9/6/2012
9. The Prophetess 9/6/2012
10. Upon My Walls 9/6/2012
11. Epitaph 9/6/2012
12. The Vision of The Seasons 9/6/2012
13. Whatever Happened? 9/6/2012
14. The Twilight Hour Keeps Playing on The Santoori 9/6/2012
15. Hey Gagarin 9/7/2012
16. Theft 9/7/2012
17. The Family Saga 9/7/2012
18. Song of Myself 9/7/2012
19. The Dawns Pause, Playing on The Santoori 9/7/2012
20. The Cockroach 9/7/2012

Upon My Walls

Look at the picture my hands have drawn on my walls:
why do you stare? Look carefully, you fool!
Nerves that stretch from the navel and the eyes
thirst and burn in the brain;
copper dreams blossoming on the dead volcano
blaze and flow around;
tears unfrozen, ears unstopped,
the veins keep glowing; is it creation or destruction?
‘Look at the picture my hands have drawn on my walls;

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