Swamy Venkatayogi


Swamy Venkatayogi Poems

1. Dawn-Dusk 5/9/2006
2. Sanduka* 5/9/2006
Best Poem of Swamy Venkatayogi

Sanduka*

You are always like that.

Whenever we meet,
You ask me to take that
Old ‘Sanduka’ from the past
Out.

Whenever it is out,
I always worry that
The dust on it may be wiped out
And our childhood will be lost.

When it opens
With a rickety old creak,
I am reminded of
Grandmother’s fond yearning
When she caressed and asked
‘Did you have your food? ’

The hyacinths that traveled
From country to town in an
Old rinky-dink bus,
Blossom every corner of the house.

Color faded feathers,
Dried chrysanthemum petals, ...

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