Vasant Abaji Dahake

(30 March 1942 - / Amaravati, Maharashtra / India)

My Burning Chest - Poem by Vasant Abaji Dahake

On my burning chest I suffer the monsoon's first showers,
across the film of blood on my eyes a blue light spreads
and in my flesh-marrow-skin the black birds flash
their emerald wings.

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[Trasnlated by Ranjit Hoskote]

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, September 14, 2012

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