Kamala Das

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

A Losing Battle - Poem by Kamala Das

How can my love hold him when the other
Flaunts a gaudy lust and is lioness
To his beast? Men are worthless, to trap them
Use the cheapest bait of all, but never
Love, which in a woman must mean tears
And a silence in the blood.


Comments about A Losing Battle by Kamala Das

  • Rookie - 307 Points Abhipsa Tripathy (6/14/2014 10:06:00 AM)

    Wow! a very nice poem.I invite you to read my poems. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 29,434 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/18/2014 10:16:00 AM)

    A good poem from the well known poetess. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012



[Hata Bildir]