Robin S Ngangom
Robin S Ngangom Poems
|2.||Houses (After Cavafy)||6/23/2012|
|4.||15 August 2008, Northeast India||6/23/2012|
|6.||Funerals And Marriages||6/23/2012|
|8.||The Ignominy Of Geometry||6/23/2012|
|10.||My Invented Land||6/23/2012|
I remember only the detritus of schools
which taught fear,
where only nuns seemed to believe
in the power of the written word and punishment.
There was a boy in the middle of it all
who once forged his father’s signature
in order to dodge a maths test
and spent the whole day in a World War II cemetery
sleeping between roses and epitaphs.
The intimidation of books from Glasgow
made him steal small notes and coins from his father
which admitted him to a mystic circle
of titbits, cannabis, and adult tales
far away from pink rooms and uniform ...