Vasant Abaji Dahake

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

On A Rocky Tree - Poem by Vasant Abaji Dahake

On a rocky tree a mynah,
on a rocky road a steamroller,
the white-hot afternoon
setting a bronze bust on fire.

A handsome stallion bred from steel
keeps galloping across an endless plain,
arrested by his bridle.

[Translated by Ranjit Hoskote]

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, September 14, 2012

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