A. K. Ramanujan Poems

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1.
A River

In Madurai,
city of temples and poets,
who sang of cities and temples,
every summer
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2.
On The Death Of A Poem

Images consult
one
another,
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3.
Still Life

When she left me
after lunch,I read
for a while.
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4.
Astronomer

Sky-man in a manhole
with astronomy for dream,
astrology for nightmare;
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5.
Prayers To Lord Murugan

Lord of new arrivals
lovers and rivals:
arrive
at once with cockfight and banner—
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6.
Chicago Zen

Now tidy your house,
dust especially your living room
and do not forget to name
all your children.
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7.
Extended Family

Yet like grandfather
I bathe before the village crow

the dry chlorine water
my only Ganges
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8.
Elements Of Composition

Composed as I am, like others,
of elements on certain well-known lists,
father's seed and mother's egg
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9.
The Black Hen

It must come as leaves
to a tree
or not at all
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