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Kamala Das

Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala
Kamala Das
Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Freaks

Rating: 3.5
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.
Kamala Das
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COMMENTS
Khairul Ahsan 09 October 2020
'his mouth, a dark Cavern, where stalactites of Uneven teeth gleam' - these lines are beautifully descriptive, that I loved so much! 'Skin's lazy hungers' is another expression par excellence. 'The heart, An empty cistern, waiting Through long hours, fills itself With coiling snakes of silence......' - oh, so beautifully described! Loved this imaginative poem of sensuality. It gets maximum score from me,5*****
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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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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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Deluke Muwanigwa 08 October 2020
Beautiful. Once bitten twice shy. Shes been up the love road and last time it did not end well
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Prasad Indraganti 08 October 2020
Wonderful imagery laced with stillness of time
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