Arun Kolatkar

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

Arun Kolatkar Poems

1. The Manohar 3/29/2012
2. The Reservoir 3/29/2012
3. The Indicator 3/29/2012
4. The Station Master 3/29/2012
5. The Pattern 3/29/2012
6. The Doorstep 3/29/2012
7. Hills 3/29/2012
8. Traffic Lights 3/29/2012
9. Makarand 3/29/2012
10. The Tea Stall 3/29/2012
11. A Game Of Tigers And Sheep 3/29/2012
12. Station Dog 3/29/2012
13. Yeshwant Rao 3/29/2012
14. Chaitanya 1 3/29/2012
15. The Horseshoe Shrine 3/29/2012
16. Chaitanya 3/29/2012
17. The Door 3/29/2012
18. A Low Temple 3/29/2012
19. Scratch 3/29/2012
20. Heart Of Ruin 3/29/2012
21. Pi-Dog 3/29/2012
22. The Butterfly 3/29/2012
23. An Old Woman 3/29/2012
24. The Bus 3/29/2012
Best Poem of Arun Kolatkar

The Bus

The tarpaulin flaps are buttoned down
on the windows of the state transport bus.
all the way up to jejuri.

a cold wind keeps whipping
and slapping a corner of tarpaulin at your elbow.

you look down to the roaring road.
you search for the signs of daybreak in what little light spills out of bus.

your own divided face in the pair of glasses
on an oldman`s nose
is all the countryside you get to see.

you seem to move continually forward.
toward a destination
just beyond the castemark beyond his eyebrows.

outside, the sun has risen ...

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The Pattern

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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