Arun Kolatkar

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

The Tea Stall - Poem by Arun Kolatkar

The young novice at the tea stall
has taken a vow of silence

when you ask him a question
he exorcise

by sprinkling dishwater in your face
and continues with abulations in the sink

and certain ceremonies connected
with the washing of cups and saucers.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 29, 2012

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