Poems by Bogan Sankar

  Translated from Tamil by Nakul Vāc   Prophet for Twisted Times Afraid I had put the wrong foot forward I went back a square. "Retreating not allowed for a...

Poems by S. Vaidheeswaran

    The City Walls The city walls lie Inert as snakes. The poster skins Often expand and turn brittle. The walls, still and erect, Citified snakes that they are, Peel off their...

Two Poems – By Atmanaam

  Translated by Karthik   Alms Become a beggar Ask for alms Beseech,beg – Louder ! Not as far as the street corner Your voice should cross the Infinite space The food for...

Poems by Anandh

  Translated by Rajesh Subramanian   A little while ago   Where Is the bird  That was flying in the Window framed sky A little while ago? It is flying A little while ago. You and...

Bharathiyar’s Poem – “Besought”

Translated by Lekha Murali   Besought Why build an exquisite veena1, Only to be heedlessly cast-off into dust? Tell me O! Sivasakthi2 – You, (who) created me with a scintillating...

Bharathiyar Songs

  Translated by A.K. Ramanujan   Wind Wind, come softly. Don’t break the shutters of the windows. Don’t scatter the papers. Don’t throw down the books on the shelf. There, look what...

The Death of a Railway Carriage – A Poem by S.Vaidheeswaran

  Translated by Dr. Indira Parthasarathy   The rail tracks broke reaching the dead end And There the weather beaten forlorn carriage stood like an animal wounded at a...

Poems by A. Nasbullah

  Translated by Latha Ramakrishnan   The Word From the word ‘Text’ I or We leave apart. Some leave this word for ever Some go separate for the time being and then entwine themselves with...

What For ? – Poems by C. Mani

  Translated by E. Annamalai   What For? 1. I didn’t come to rush to my office straight from home. I came to watch with fun, stopped and musing, like a boy sent to school...

The Story of the Cat That Drank the Sea

Poem: Riyaz Qurana Translated from Tamil by: Rajesh Subramanian The drop that was sucked this afternoon was the last one. The sea went dry. From the moment the...

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