Kamala Das
Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala
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The Rain

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We left that old ungainly house
When my dog died there, after
The burial, after the rose
Flowered twice, pulling it by its
Roots and carting it with our books,
Clothes and chairs in a hurry.
We live in a new house now,
And, the roofs do not leak, but, when
It rains here, I see the rain drench
That empty house, I hear it fall

Where my puppy now lies,
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angel 13 July 2020

my heart broke so relatable

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sasmitarani nayak 16 January 2018

wonderful poem

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Geoffrey Fafard 20 June 2014

This poem contains the finest imagery in so few words. So sad so beautiful so readable. This lady uses words in such a way… I remain haunted by her words.

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