Arun Kolatkar

(1 November 1932 – 25 September 2004 / Maharashtra / India)

The Pattern - Poem by Arun Kolatkar

A checkerboard pattern
some old men must have drawn
yesterday

with a piece of chalk
on the back of the twenty foot
tortoise

smudges under the bare feet
and gets fainter all the time as
the children run.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 29, 2012



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