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

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An Old Woman

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

She wants a fifty paise coin.
She says she will take you
to the horseshoe shrine.

You've seen it already.
She hobbles along anyway
and tightens her grip on your shirt.

She won't let you go.
You know how old women are.
They stick to you like a burr.

You turn around and face her
with an air of finality.
You want to end the farce.

When you hear her say,
‘What else can an old woman do
on hills as wretched as these?'

You look right at the sky.
Clear through the ...

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The Pattern

A checkerboard pattern
some old men must have drawn

with a piece of chalk
on the back of the twenty foot

smudges under the bare feet
and gets fainter all the time as
the children run.

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