Father, when he passed on,
on a table of papers,
left debts and daughters,
Sometimes I think that nothing
that ever comes into this house
goes out. Things that come in everyday
to lose themselves among other things
And every year
the Ghaghra changes course
turning over and over in her sleep.
When Buddha woke up….
As bats, owls screeched in banyan trees,
Right inside the palace, a young man woke up…
To his right, his wife and children asleep.
Ayyanar waits for a Year
God Ayyanar stands with a sickle and spear,
right outside the village limits.
Stretching about a kilometre,
Wide, with margosa trees on either sides,
Srivilliputtur railway station is wonderful.
Go on Windmills; go on windmills !
- - S. Ramesh
Go on Windmills; Go on windmills !
I live in a land of wind, literally.
Here, everything is wind. Seasons fixed by the winds.
Ghost at Twelve O’ Clock
Mother used to say:
Don’t wake up late night. Never open door.
Urination is always a pleasure.
Think of urinating in blank unpeopled streets,
silent, late at midnight.