Makarand Paranjape

(31 August 1960 - / Ahmedabad, Gujarat / India)

Makarand Paranjape Poems

41. My Buried Youth 3/28/2012
42. Invocation 3/28/2012
43. Papiah 3/28/2012
44. ...And To New Ones 3/28/2012
45. Maya 3/28/2012
46. Duryodhana's Last Word 3/28/2012
47. Like Yajnavalkya And Maitreyi 3/28/2012
48. Hauz-I-Khas 3/28/2012
49. College Days 3/28/2012
50. Getting Outside Patriarchy 3/28/2012

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College Days

In the grilled window overhead
Before ringing the bell
I see your face.
It is only love, nothing else.

You rush down the stairs
You hold my hand,
Your cheeks flushed with excitement.
It is only love, nothing else.

We sit on the lawn
In cushioned wicker chairs.
The night queen exudes its scent.
It is only love, nothing else.

You smile at me,
I lean over,
The world blurs out of focus again.
It is only love, nothing else.

At the sound of the car
We hastily disengage,
You rearrange your hair.
It is only love, nothing ...

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The Dance

The rain-dance required prior permission from Mother.
IN the tiled courtyard in the middle of the house,
Gleefully shedding our clothes—those encumbrances—
We two brothers would assemble.
Then frisking and romping in the showers
We would yell for our neighbours upstairs
(Sisters of five and seven with rhyming names)
To join us, splashing about a great deal
To make our invitation attractive.

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