Vasant Abaji Dahake

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

The Hare Chase - Poem by Vasant Abaji Dahake

Staves batter my dreams
and I wake up,
wiping oaths from my face.

So this ripped-apart morning
and the scheming night before
and the turncoat day before it:

they watch, stone-eyed,
as I'm roasted, a hare on a spit.

[Translated by Ranjit Hoskote]

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 14, 2012

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