Arun Kolatkar

(1 November 1932 – 25 September 2004 / Maharashtra / India)

The Horseshoe Shrine - Poem by Arun Kolatkar

That nick in the rock
is really a kick in the side of the hill.
It's where a hoof
struck

like a thunderbolt
when Khandoba
with the bride sidesaddle behind him on the blue
horse

jumped across the valley
and the three
went on from there like one
spark

fleeing from flint.
To a home that waited
on the other side of the hill like a hay
stack.


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  • Brian Jani (5/10/2014 6:43:00 PM)


    Arun, this us interesting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 29, 2012



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