Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

(28 May 1946 - / Pulloot, Thrissur district, Kerala, India)

The Unwritten Poem - Poem by Koyamparambath Satchidanandan

I am the poem
no one has written yet.
I traveled up to
the fingertips of many poets
but retreated to the dream
like unexpressed love
as I was without script.
I am not afraid of language
as long as it has a future tense.
One day I will find my words:
a wonder-struck child
will see a sail
unfold and rise slowly
on a vacant page
under a new star.


(Translated from Malayalam by the poet)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

(From
Three Poems on Poetry)
2012

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 28, 2014


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