umashankar manthravadi

Rookie (23/07/1945 / kakinada, India)

umashankar manthravadi Poems

1. Ants Are Automata 6/15/2006
2. Songs Of Nimtollah 6/19/2006
3. I Am The Man With The Fly's Eyes 6/23/2006
4. Hanging Straps Swing 6/23/2006
5. A Thin Thread Binds Off White Iridescent 6/26/2006
6. Though I Know I Cannot Shake The Clouds 6/27/2006
7. Do You Remember 1952? 6/27/2006
8. Dead Things Thumb And Forefinger As They Probe 6/30/2006
9. Nowhere To Hide 6/30/2006
10. Salim 7/2/2006
11. Child And Dead Going Back 7/8/2006
12. No Child To Break 7/14/2006
13. On One Wooden Leg 7/14/2006
14. Touching 7/25/2006
15. Now How Do You 7/25/2006
16. Panchali 2/25/2006
17. Proem 4/15/2006
18. Something Moves 5/13/2006
19. I Am, I Am 5/18/2006
20. Carstopped At Streetlight. Half A Dozen 5/19/2006
21. Why Are You Upset? 5/21/2006
22. King Of The Grove 5/21/2006
23. Of The Cold Night Air. Some Smoke Lies Curled On 5/27/2006
24. A Single Secret Core. If I Dream Now 6/12/2006
25. You Can See Where The Door Was 5/27/2006
26. That Was What We Heard Then. Something Did Happen 6/1/2006
27. Washed Only That Evening 6/3/2006
28. Thirty Years Ago, I Sat At The Door 6/4/2006
29. The Other Night I Lifted My Face And 6/4/2006
30. The Stork Sees 6/5/2006
31. That This Die Fall 6/9/2006
32. Not Having Written A Poem For So Long 6/11/2006
33. Birthday Poem Ii 8/11/2008
34. Yet Another Birthday Poem 7/26/2009
35. For Rishika A Work In Progress 7/13/2010
36. Storkstill And Standing By I 6/12/2006
37. Landscape Without Figures 6/21/2006
38. The Eclipse Is Now Complete 7/2/2006
39. No God Sized Events 12/1/2010
40. Untitled 5/18/2013
Best Poem of umashankar manthravadi

Accidents Are Very Necessary

accidents are very necessary
especially when
one is not given a true fate
I think of them as my own
special moments in time
to think that so many things
were there where I was
when they could all have been
someplace else!
I treasure
each bruise I get
from bumping into chairs or people
- January 27,1974

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Do You Remember 1952?

Do you remember
1952?
Oh you weren't born then
I do: I was seven
and I remember
1952
flapping calendars
on old oily walls
written on blackboards

but before that it
was prehistory
June 23,1974

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