Category Poetry

Shantha

Shantha, There you are, After a bath, wearing wet clothes, Removing the knots from your hair And combing it back with A middle parting, Slowly moving the hands wearing bangles, indifferently applying kohl to your eyes, Putting a black mark…

Poems: A Selection

ANGELS WE ARE NOT I Trees stand upright, devoid of airs Birds roam aimlessly Clouds, one of their species, Are afloat without wings It is certain now that the time of rain’s begun Horses are deep in their practice run,…

The Journey

That day too, Ashok had gone away after a quarrel. As he left, he kicked a stool out of his way. The stool that was thrown against the wall seemed to lend an emphasis to his protest. She was also…

Poetry at Midnight

Abstract: The 62-poem anthology Poetry at Midnight is a translation of ‘Pathuntanipookal’ that Ayyappa Paniker published in the middle of 2004, four and a half decades after Kurukshetram and fifteen years after Gothrayanam, the saga of humanity.’ In between he…

Southbound

  Keywords: Malayalam poetry, Malayalam translation, aspects of life, concept of love, death, romantic imagery Ayyappa Parliker’s Gotrayanam’ translated into English as Southbound) belongs to the period 1985 – 1989. Extolled as an. epic for its theme relating to. the…

Kurukshetram

Keywords: romantic poetry, Malayalam poetry, Kurushetram, modernism, Malayalam translations Ayyappa Paniker came to be counted as one of the most notable poets in. Kerala after the publication of Kurukshetram’, the first modernist poem in Malayalam. Kurukshetram’ is central in Paniker’s…

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