The Freaks Poem by Kamala Das

The Freaks

Rating: 3.8

He talks, turning a sun-stained
Cheek to me, his mouth, a dark
Cavern, where stalactites of
Uneven teeth gleam, his right
Hand on my knee, while our minds
Are willed to race towards love;
But, they only wander, tripping
Idly over puddles of
Desire. .... .Can this man with
Nimble finger-tips unleash
Nothing more alive than the
Skin's lazy hungers? Who can
Help us who have lived so long
And have failed in love? The heart,
An empty cistern, waiting
Through long hours, fills itself
With coiling snakes of silence. .....
I am a freak. It's only
To save my face, I flaunt, at
Times, a grand, flamboyant lust.

Bijay Kant Dubey 03 May 2022

The body, not the soul is the talk of hers; , not love the talk of hers as she is spiritually sick, a disciple of Rajneesh from Sambhoga to samadhi and is of some confessional slant.

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L Milton Hankins 08 October 2020

Wow! You have penned an exceptionally expressive work. Thanks for sharing this piece which is so full of emotion and imagery!

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Mahtab Bangalee 08 October 2020

I am a freak. It's only To save my face, I flaunt, at Times, a grand, flamboyant Iust......beautiful poem on the biological desire on the name of love; we are human; we have feelings; happiness and sorrow - these two are prime fact of our mind; when we grow up and our youthfulness shows us the path of enjoyment the life thru the biological desire; like the fire it burns our inside igniting love flame; but we take disguise shelter on namesake holiness!

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 October 2020

of love! ! ! ! Through long hours! Love and art. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 May 2022

A controversial writer we do not know it how it was her life fraught with controversies which she made with regard to sexual love and dissatisfaction. Was she a propagandist? Or, is she a confessional writer?

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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 May 2022

What does the word Freaks mean it? Is she a freak? What is she freaking about? She is so full of pranks about her personal life and relationship that we fail to understand. None is sure of what it happened in between. To stoke controversies is her job and to be in the media light.

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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 May 2022

How to write the biography of hers, recording it not her statements, going by her write-ups, but by her husband too? What does her husband say it about her? Is he a maniac girl? Is she love-mad?

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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 May 2022

What does she want it? How to say it? The body or the soul? Whose lover is she indeed? A worshipper of the body or the soul? Is she a Rajneeshite? An ashramite of the Rajneesh Ashrama? Is she a lover or a feminist? Is she sexually dissatisfied? What is it the truth?

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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 May 2022

A modern girl she can never be a sadhvi, but one with a tulsimala and rudraksha rosary into the hands of hers just for to show, enact the drama of love as she is not a yogi, but a bhogi. The drama of love, how to understand it, especially her drama of love?

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Xxxx 30 May 2022

Well a modern girl can be a sadhvi. Being sadhavi doesn't mean to move around with a rosary in your hand, it comes from heart.

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Kamala Das

Kamala Das

Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala
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