Kamala Das

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

Kamala Das Poems

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

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,
Every one of you? Why not let me speak in
Any language I like? The language I speak,
Becomes mine, its distortions, its queernesses
All mine, mine alone.
It is half English, halfIndian, funny ...

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The Looking Glass

Getting a man to love you is easy
Only be honest about your wants as
Woman. Stand nude before the glass with him
So that he sees himself the stronger one
And believes it so, and you so much more
Softer, younger, lovelier. Admit your
Admiration. Notice the perfection
Of his limbs, his eyes reddening under
The shower, the shy walk across the bathroom floor,

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