Kamala Das

(31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009 / Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala)

Kamala Das Poems

1. An Introduction 3/28/2012
2. The Looking Glass 3/28/2012
3. In Love 3/28/2012
4. My Grandmother's House 3/28/2012
5. Summer in Calcutta 3/28/2012
6. The Old Playhouse 3/28/2012
7. A Losing Battle 3/28/2012
8. Forest Fire 3/28/2012
9. The Freaks 3/28/2012
10. Relationship 3/28/2012
11. Words 3/28/2012
12. The Suicide 3/28/2012
13. The Sunshine Cat 3/28/2012
14. The Dance of the Eunuchs 3/28/2012
15. The Rain 3/28/2012
16. Love 3/28/2012
17. Punishment in Kindergarten 3/28/2012
18. The Stone Age 3/28/2012
19. The Maggots 3/28/2012
20. Krishna 3/28/2012

The Maggots

At sunset, on the river ban, Krishna
Loved her for the last time and left...

That night in her husband's arms, Radha felt
So dead that he asked, What is wrong,
Do you mind my kisses, love? And she said,
No, not at all, but thought, What is
It to the corpse if the maggots nip?

[from The Descendants]

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