Raj Arumugam

Raj Arumugam Poems

this popup
jumps up on me
most unexpectedly
with a BOO! and a Hee! Hee! Hee!

moon, moon, crazy moon
natural moon
torn apart and snoozing moon;
lovely moon, romantic moon

a child is born free of mind
but is hardened into thought
and by the time one dies
most are fixed and screwed into

be warned at the outset
this poem is about nothing;

a holy poet
is like a holy man:
all you need
are words and texts stubbornly tied to some creed

ambition and becoming
and plans and aspirations
and ideals and holy-book dreams
and yearning for one after another:

I am the one outside the group
outside the circle
the one who fell through
the holes in the net

it was a half moon
and the somber sky
yawned, with no other lights;
and a hunchback-cloud came close

at dusk, with the gentle sun
and the fisher-folk giants of trees
casting shadow-nets over the forest clearing,
just then

daddy, daddy,
I can’t go to school

no, I did not come that way,
no, not through all those images you mention
or past all those signposts you just detailed;
I came through the other perhaps the same

O koala, koala
cuddly and so fragile;
O sweetheart of all tourists -
will you marry me?

please leave me alone
I don’t want to think;
please leave me alone
I ‘m happy to be a slave

This story of the Rainbow Serpent is an Australian aboriginal legend and I have re-told it, with the best of intentions, for an international audience. I may have made some changes to the story and I hope my re-telling is true to the spirit of the original versions.

This is the complete text of the fun and random series on aspects of punctuation and punctuation marks....

first you devalue
and the person you undervalue
and the man, the woman
must struggle like a crab

lone yellow flower
waves in the open fields
bowing according to the tune
among the sea of green;

a group flies
of about nine crows
against the bright sky;
and each lands on a tall gum tree

I am the earthworm
Lord of the Underworld;
you hardly think of me
except perhaps as angleworm

if one takes a pose
and crafts verse
then what results is
naïve posturing;

Raj Arumugam Biography

...been thinking in the language of poetry and scribbling verse from as early as I can recall of my days...FLASHBACK: born naked in India in 1955...was shipped to Singapore in 1961, well-packaged...sent myself over permanently to Australia in early 1998...FINIS: ...just can't get out of the poetry-mind... hear my poems in my own voice at youtube: http: //www.youtube.com/user/rajarumugam1? feature=guide)

The Best Poem Of Raj Arumugam

2-Min Iq Test

this popup
jumps up on me
most unexpectedly
with a BOO! and a Hee! Hee! Hee!
(which is what, I guess,
popups do best)

you see,
all I’m doing is minding my own business
punching keys on my keyboard
(which is what idiots like me do best)
and this popup
shows up and says:
Hey bald and sexy –
point that mouse at me and click!
Come, let me show you how low
your IQ really is!

Oh, please - popup,
don’t pop up on me
cos I’ve got a weak heart
and I may just go POOOP!
like a bubble
just like that;
I’m really quite dumb
and I can’t see
how a quickie two minutes
can tell me anything about me

Raj Arumugam Comments

Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 18 February 2012

Quite sarcastic poet and I like to read his poem.

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Nithya Raghavan 07 November 2008

the poem gentle sleep was very nice...it is true that sometimes we have to let go of things and let destiny take its turn...very beautiful...very inspiring........

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