Prathibha Nandakumar

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Vacation - Poem by Prathibha Nandakumar

The fish at the pond were a surprise
Didnt expect such abundance
The snake on the lawn brought a hearty laugh
What did it symbolise for the modernist?
The golden sun set was a perfect backdrop

Someone had made a proper bed
Fresh sheets have a way of enticing
God, when was it, the last time?
To get under the shower and get ready

was a pretext. You went for a drink at the bar
and I stepped out into the lawn to speak to the fish

When we finally met in the bed
I didn’t notice the lipstick mark on your shirt collar
and you didn’t bother about the grass in my dishevelled hair
What an orgy it was.

Freehand translation of a Sonnet in Kannada by the poet

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  • (4/24/2006 1:08:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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