Sridala Swami Poems
|1.||Clearing the Air||2/17/2018|
|2.||Never Start Something You Can Finish||2/17/2018|
|3.||Fang nie etwas an, das du zu Ende bringen kannst||2/17/2018|
|10.||Not Loss but Residue||2/17/2018|
|12.||Five Falls, Kuttralam||2/17/2018|
|13.||Surviving The Fall Meant Using You For Handholds||2/17/2018|
|15.||A work of art is a problem'||2/19/2018|
|19.||Five Falls, Kuttralam||2/19/2018|
Comments about Sridala Swami
Never Start Something You Can Finish
The poet dreams a painting. She owns it or a part of it with two other people she does not know. Which part of it does she own?
In the painting there is a tree, a mountain and something that could be an open mouth but when she looks directly at it, it becomes the colour rust. The mouth should belong to the sky because it spits out possibilities and the tree has a branch hacked down though the mountain remains as steadfast or true as it is possible for the poet's time-bound eyes to comprehend.
Who are these other two people who own the rest of the painting? The poet has heard ...
Clearing the Air
After the untimely death
there were priests
five of them sitting on chairs
and not one purifying fire
Their chants were hard stones
spit out into the air
their feet churned keeping