Treasure Island

Makarand Paranjape

(31 August 1960 - / Ahmedabad, Gujarat / India)

Poems of Makarand Paranjape

1. ...And to New Ones 3/28/2012
2. An Invitation to Old Flames... 3/28/2012
3. Apostrophe To Poverty 3/28/2012
4. College Days 3/28/2012
5. Compatible Incompatibility 3/28/2012
6. Dharmaraj 3/28/2012
7. Duryodhana's Last Word 3/28/2012
8. Epilogue (As an Old-Fashioned Homily) 3/28/2012
9. Eyes 3/28/2012
10. Food for Thought 3/28/2012
11. Getting Outside Patriarchy 3/28/2012
12. Hauz-i-Khas 3/28/2012
13. Her Strategy 3/28/2012
14. In Lieu Of The Missing Poem 3/28/2012
15. In Love (At Thirty) 3/28/2012
16. Invocation 3/28/2012
17. Latasha 3/28/2012
18. Like Yajnavalkya And Maitreyi 3/28/2012
19. Love Poetry 3/28/2012
20. Love's Success 3/28/2012

Invocation

Homage to Shiva-Shakti
The first and greatest of lovers,
Whose love bears the burden of cosmic mysteries;
Then obeisance to Ganesha, Lord of the masses,
Remover of obstacles, who loves dance, music, poetry,
And all the arts: vouchsafe the safe passage
Of this slender verse-offering at Love's shrine;
Look benignly on a beginner's faltering muse,
Which totters even as it commences

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