AKELLA S. RATNAM
Biography of AKELLA S. RATNAM
Retired from teaching profession
AKELLA S. RATNAM Poems
Crime And Punishment
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Who says modern man turns his face From thoughts about life and eternal things?
ROOF –GARDEN When child sucks milk from synthetic nipples Can man be kind and loving?
Book Of Life
Book of Life The book published when the costs were low A child born of a happy wedding.
The Loss Heinous crime it was My grandfather said; though
A Prayer Where the mind is unfree and the headis sanitised;
Democracy (Indian style) People elected are on the nimbus
NATURE In the hall round the glass-topped table Clinking of crystal glasses half-filled
Mind is a receptacle of memories Piled up disorderly like stars in the sky To be rummaged in old-age. Some bright,
Snow and soil submerged in soldiers' blood; Earth rubble brick and concrete rising
Language God's gift unites mankind. Shafts of words pointed & poisoned
Two happy beings thrown together on long journey Happily hover on honeymoon heights Promised progeny provide pleasure plentiful
From Chinks In Memory
From chinks in memory drips a galore of desires Fate swallows them up silently to lose into
From chinks in memory / Drips diluted desire drops. / Vengeful fate swallows silently / To disappear into depths of sadness / Ambition punctured / My soul slithers snake-like to sink..
Loneliness: solace for the dejected; Loneliness: gift for the wise; Loneliness: punishment for the culprit; Loneliness: sweetness for the lovers;
Heinous crime it was
My grandfather said; though
The loss was marginal for the owner.
A sunny morning. My father who
Rides roughshod to his office and
In the office over his subordinates.
Noticed the theft and turned red: