Seshendra Sharma
Nagaraajupaadu/Nellore district/AP/India
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Gorilla -13

I have no cuckoos in my pocket, I have come with
Bombs crammed in my fists. Certain stars are perching
On my fingers descending as dreams. Certain stars turning into
Apsaras drop on my eyelids. I implore on bended knees
O life don't crucify me on happiness.


Knocking at my door stands my country's future. Coolies
Are grazing at midnoons like herds of sheep. They have changed
Equality into a mythological dream; white-ants have eaten into
Words and poets of this country, sages are turned
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Gorilla -13
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: revolutionary
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
GORILLA/ modern Indian classic was published first in 1976, when India was
Passing through the cruel times of emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi
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