uday balakrishnan

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So what do I say about myself?
That I write under my real name?
Or that I am a semi grounded wanderer
Who has tripped the world's wilder parts?
For over fifty years now?
Do I mention what I do -
Manage people, crippled inside
With fears and worries endless sympathy?
Can that be the bureaucrat I think I am?
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  • Michael Philips(1/24/2006 8:48:00 AM)

    I have finally read all your poems and I am quite pleased with what I have consumed. You have a stark, economical style that still is full of beauty, non-normal words, and striking images. My two favorites are Anjengo and Leaving Bath. There is a pleasant confidence in your work, which nicely walks the line between saying too much and not enough.

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Our Son Returns

Arrivals are always difficult
The awkward greeting
That tentative grimace unfurling into a smile
A guffaw and then the hug
Melts formality and time
He is back home again for a while
Seems to me he never left
Ah what fun!

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