Ayyappa Paniker

(12 September 1930 - 23 August 2006 / Kavalam, Kerala, India)

Net - Poem by Ayyappa Paniker

The squares at least
don't remain squares
and taut
linking loops
Kn otted
trapped and trembling
lie in thirst
The sea at large
to drink in measures
Through the loops
the sea
Sardines, anchovies and seer
From the infinite
water bodies
To the freedom attained
through assured bondage
of a definite ending
the fishes
in waiting
a mirror
through which
they swim
to another world.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(Translated from the original in Malayalam by Annie George)

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  • (6/12/2019 7:36:00 AM)

    " The fishes in waiting the net, a mirror through which they swim" , Grand conceptualization. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, September 7, 2012

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