Friday, October 5, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Untitled poem is by Nandita K.S. from 'Nanditayude Kavithakal' 2002
Thursday, July 19, 2007
between I am and you are,
the word bridge.
you enter yourself:
the world connects
and closes like a ring.
From one bank to another,
there is always
a body stretched:
I'll sleep beneath its arches.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
♪ഓ മൃദുലേ ഹൃദയവനികയിലൊഴുകി വാ ..
യാമിനിതൻ മടിയിൽ മയങ്ങുമീ ചന്ദ്രികയിലലിയാൻ ..
മനസ്സുമനസ്സുമായ് ചേർന്നിടാം .. ♪
( ഓ മൃദുലേ )
♪ എവിടെയാണെങ്കിലും പൊന്നേ .. നിന് ..സ്വരം ..
മധുഗാനമായെന്നിൽ നിറയും .. ♪
( ഓ മൃദുലേ )
♪ കദനമാണിരുളിലും പൊന്നേ .. നിന് .. മുഖം ..
നിറദീപമായ് എന്നിൽ തെളിയും .. ♪
( ഓ മൃദുലേ )
film song from ' ഞാൻ ഏകനാണ്' lyrics by Sathyan Anthikkadu
Friday, April 6, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Niramulla jeevithappeeli thannu.
Ente chirakinnaakaashavum nee thannu
Ninnathma shikharathiloru koodu thannu
Aathma shikharathiloru koodu thannu
Oru kunju poovilum thalir kattilum
ninne neeyay manakkunnathengu vere?
Jeevanozhukumboloru thulli pozhiyathe
nee thanne nirayunna puzhayengu vere?
Kanavinte ithalayi ninneppadarthi nee
Oru kochu raappaadi karayumbozhum
Naerthoraruvi than thaaraattu thalarumbozhum
Kaniviloru kallu kani madhuramaakumbozhum
Ninte hrudayathil njanente hrudayam koruthirikkunnu
Ninnilabhayam thiranju pokunnu
Adaruvan vayya nin hrudayathil
ninnenikkethu swargam vilichaalum
Uruki ninnaathmaavinnazhangalil Veenu
Ninniladiyunnathae ... Nithya sathyam.
"Daivathinte Vikruthikal" (cinema), Poem written and sung by Shri Madhisoodanan Nair
Sunday, February 11, 2007
When dark clouds appeared
I slammed my doors
They never rained, I knew always
But I heard it tapping heavier
On my roof and on my windowpane
I thought it would fade away
As it happened always in past
But she continued drumming outside
Like a lonely street performer
Oh! It is the same old monsoon beats,
My body whispered
Still I dithered, but she went on
Breaking open my window glass
Swiftly she came inside swathing me
Her breath I heard
Its warmth I felt behind
I wet, drenched and drowned in her
Finding solace behind her scented mane
When she hugged and kissed me deep
Wordless I became, and I wept
I wept and sobbed, cuddling her deep…
I woke up fumbling on my bed for her
Oh it was a dream, I thought…
In the morning but I have seen
A beautiful rainbow
Through my broken window pane
And found myself smelling rain!
my poem 11.02.2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Getting a man to love you is easy
Only be honest about your wants as
Woman. Stand nude before the glass with him
So that he sees himself the stronger one
And believes it so, and you so much more
Softer, younger, lovelier. Admit your
Admiration. Notice the perfection
Of his limbs, his eyes reddening under
The shower, the shy walk across the bathroom floor,
Dropping towels, and the jerky way he
Urinates. All the fond details that make
Him male and your only man. Gift him all,
Gift him what makes you woman, the scent of
Long hair, the musk of sweat between the breasts,
The warm shock of menstrual blood, and all your
Endless female hungers. Oh yes, getting
A man to love is easy, but living
Without him afterwards may have to be
Faced. A living without life when you move
Around, meeting strangers, with your eyes that
Gave up their search, with ears that hear only
His last voice calling out your name and your
Body which once under his touch had gleamed
Like burnished brass, now drab and destitute.
poem by Kamala Das
In another country at the river’s edge
We lay down in whispering dirt,
Then tried to fix a house with hot hope.
If we live together much longer
I’ll become a cloud in my own soul.
Sweet jasmine floats in a bowl,
A keyboard harbours insects
(Mites in secret laying white eggs).
I must light frankincense to smoke them out
Else the alphabets will fail.
It is written in the Kamasutra --
They embraced not caring about pain or injury,
All they wanted was to enter each other.
This is known as milk-and-water.
Meena Alexander (The Harvard Review 2005) [photo; Mary Mercer 'embrace']