Raj Arumugam


Poems of Raj Arumugam

1041. window of opportunity 6/30/2010
1042. wing pages of the butterfly 3/27/2011
1043. winter moon, misty moon 6/8/2009
1044. winter sunset 6/5/2009
1045. witness to what presents itself 5/7/2009
1046. Women Can't Drive 6/23/2011
1047. Women in Art Corrupt Men 8/9/2011
1048. women picking edible plants 3/11/2010
1049. Wonder about this stranger 11/7/2008
1050. word of God 9/18/2011
1051. words on dusty surfaces 1/11/2009
1052. Working again 11/7/2008
1053. worth of our words 11/30/2008
1054. would you lend some money to Nasrudin...? 9/7/2011
1055. writing about nothing 11/3/2011
1056. writing comments: a tragi-comic history 4/22/2010
1057. writing liberally 12/23/2008
1058. writing under the pine trees, Wang Meng 12/24/2012
1059. Xanthippe gives Socrates a piece of her mind 3/21/2010
1060. Yasala bird 6/21/2012

I depress you, don't I?

I depress you, don't I?
You are so bubbly, cheerful, smooth with your words,
you make conversation always as easily
as a well-oiled engine hums;
open-mouthed; sparkle-eyed;
exuberant with a pinch of irritation
in your confidence with sing-song words and links.
In person and on the phone,
you roll your head, use your hands expressively; you laugh,

[Hata Bildir]