umashankar manthravadi

Rookie (23/07/1945 / kakinada, India)

umashankar manthravadi Poems

1. Ants Are Automata 6/15/2006
2. Songs Of Nimtollah 6/19/2006
3. I Am The Man With The Fly's Eyes 6/23/2006
4. Hanging Straps Swing 6/23/2006
5. A Thin Thread Binds Off White Iridescent 6/26/2006
6. Though I Know I Cannot Shake The Clouds 6/27/2006
7. Do You Remember 1952? 6/27/2006
8. Dead Things Thumb And Forefinger As They Probe 6/30/2006
9. Nowhere To Hide 6/30/2006
10. Salim 7/2/2006
11. Child And Dead Going Back 7/8/2006
12. No Child To Break 7/14/2006
13. On One Wooden Leg 7/14/2006
14. Touching 7/25/2006
15. Now How Do You 7/25/2006
16. Panchali 2/25/2006
17. Proem 4/15/2006
18. Something Moves 5/13/2006
19. I Am, I Am 5/18/2006
20. Carstopped At Streetlight. Half A Dozen 5/19/2006
21. Why Are You Upset? 5/21/2006
22. King Of The Grove 5/21/2006
23. Of The Cold Night Air. Some Smoke Lies Curled On 5/27/2006
24. A Single Secret Core. If I Dream Now 6/12/2006
25. You Can See Where The Door Was 5/27/2006
26. That Was What We Heard Then. Something Did Happen 6/1/2006
27. Washed Only That Evening 6/3/2006
28. Thirty Years Ago, I Sat At The Door 6/4/2006
29. The Other Night I Lifted My Face And 6/4/2006
30. The Stork Sees 6/5/2006
31. That This Die Fall 6/9/2006
32. Not Having Written A Poem For So Long 6/11/2006
33. Birthday Poem Ii 8/11/2008
34. Yet Another Birthday Poem 7/26/2009
35. For Rishika A Work In Progress 7/13/2010
36. Storkstill And Standing By I 6/12/2006
37. Landscape Without Figures 6/21/2006
38. The Eclipse Is Now Complete 7/2/2006
39. No God Sized Events 12/1/2010
40. Untitled 5/18/2013
Best Poem of umashankar manthravadi

Accidents Are Very Necessary

accidents are very necessary
especially when
one is not given a true fate
I think of them as my own
special moments in time
to think that so many things
were there where I was
when they could all have been
someplace else!
I treasure
each bruise I get
from bumping into chairs or people
- January 27,1974

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Hanging Straps Swing

hanging straps swing
all across an empty bus
not always the same way
as it climbs

under the green shaded
wildly swinging lamps
in the black and yellow room
time tilted the table

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