Arun Kolatkar Poems

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1.
An Old Woman

An old woman grabs
hold of your sleeve
and tags along
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2.
The Indicator

A wooden saint
in need of paint
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3.
Makarand

Take my shirt off
and go in there to do puja ?
No thanks.
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4.
The Bus

The tarpaulin flaps are buttoned down
on the windows of the state transport bus.
all the way up to jejuri.
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5.
A Game Of Tigers And Sheep

Who has the tigers and who the sheep

never seems to make any difference.

The result is always the same:

She wins,
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6.
Scratch

What is god
and what is stone
the dividing line
if it exists
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7.
Chaitanya

A herd of legends
on a hill slope
looked up from its grazing
when chaitanya came in sight
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8.
A Low Temple

A low temple keeps its gods in the dark.
You lend a matchbox to the priest.
One by one the gods come to light.
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9.
Heart Of Ruin

The roof comes down on Maruti's head.
Nobody seems to mind.
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10.
The Butterfly

There is no story behind it.
It is split like a second.
It hinges around itself.
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