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

An Introduction

I don't know politics but I know the names
Of those in power, and can repeat them like
Days of week, or names of months, beginning with Nehru.
I amIndian, very brown, born inMalabar,
I speak three languages, write in
Two, dream in one.
Don't write in English, they said, English is
Not your mother-tongue. Why not leave
Me alone, critics, friends, visiting cousins,

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