Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon Poems

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1.
The Swan And Me

Its touch so sensuous
Its eyes drawing me into itself
Its body snuggling in mine
Rousing a passion yet unknown
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2.
A Grain Of Rice

A grain of rice
Alone
In the cooking pot
Cries, "I wish
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3.
And Silence Is What I Choose

He was as old as my grandfather and I, just twelve.
Marriage meant nothing to me, not even a new cheeram.
He lived in penance and I, just a little child, tended the aashram,
Never cared for, not even acknowledged of my existence.
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4.
When I Die

'Vinaa dainyena Jeevitam
Anaayasena maranam'
what the ascetics of the yore
In India dreamt of, always.
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5.
She Never Had A Sunday

(This is a small poem written years back for my daughter, when she was still a kid.)

'Why Sunday? '
My daughter asked.
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6.
A Cloud In The Silver Lining

When you see a silver lining in the sky
just look for the dark cloud
that it encircles, ready to break
into a thunderous shower.
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7.
A Winter In Delhi

Winter,
The goddess of the longest nights
Of the netherworld Hades
My days she invades!
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8.
Mother Of Emmet Till

Emmet Till
A little boy of fourteen
A little black boy of fourteen!
Now on his mutilated head
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9.
An Orphaned Pair Of Shoes

On Twitter
Was an old picture
Of a few mothers
Grieving over two coffins.
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10.
Yayati 6 - Yadu

(44)

When I look back from here
I realise, I have erred.
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