Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
Koyamparambath Satchidanandan
Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India
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Disquiet: Autobiography: Canto One

I came bursting open a proverb's belly
one afternoon of impending rain,
gasping like the salt that leaves the sea
fighting my exile from the dark eternity
of the dead and of gods
screaming against being hurled into
the loveless light of the living.

It was a difficult delivery,
recalls my mother, the labour was long.

How would she know
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Unnikrishnan E S 27 November 2018

One of the rare long poems of Satchidanandan Sir. Always enjoyed reading and re-reading this poem in original in Malayalam. Delighted to see it in English. Hope poets worldwide can enjoy his poems. Let me quote a few lines.. Father was a cloud whose dark back I rode; mother, a warm white brook that oozed milk and song.

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