Indira Renganathan


Domestic Shades-21 - Poem by Indira Renganathan

Old House, Mango Trees, Carpenter Ants


What an odd life in an old house
With dimmed white-wash for years
All of hopeful ashes and holy fires,
By cracky, to end with blessed bows

But seemed not enough and healthy..
With its falling mortar scaly patchy
House was bending to touch me touchy
I was all in screams and unhealthy

Mango flowering too wasn't smelling
Though season was ready up for blooming
Three mango trees huge and hefty booming
Then in slow rest enough of dwelling

Some recommended more 'pooja' and 'homam'
For I was in grip of Saturn's momentum
Oh Shani, won't you rest me in peace's stratum'
'All till delicacies, accept from this home-mom'

So I pondered on as to what to do
House repairing earlier to go through
Garden repairing too through and through
So we all sat and discussed as to what to do

Then suddenly one reason found so radical
When I was stung by a black demon whimsical
And I shouted 'chee Shaniane' very allegorical
That my hubby mocked'ho worship is paradoxical'

Anyway, on hunting they swarmed from everywhere
Infesting to dig tunnels all there and there
Pinchable head and waist..they foraged, how dare
Ultimate battling, I picked up one and said 'beware'

That invasion on carpenter ants, hard too much
House maintenance is ever difficult very much
But never say'move on to a flat'that much
Jailed, will the oldies relish so much?


Comments about Domestic Shades-21 by Indira Renganathan

  • Palas Kumar Ray (2/3/2010 9:28:00 AM)


    Gold is everything very old.Idea of living in a flat can not lure golden hairy people. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/9/2009 10:30:00 AM)


    Shani is not always bad. For myself & my mom Shani presents the most favourable situations. Experts in this domain told me that Shani plays good part in some people based on their time of birth, stellar positions etc, etc.

    Loved this poem Ma'am... Infact I love the whole collection 'Domestic Shades'. Its really amazing the way you draw inspiration from domestic sources. Conventionally unconventional!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009



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