Some Poems 2009

Some Poems 2009
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Author: P. Devarajan
Pages: 44
Year of Publication: 2010
Price: HB Rs 100, FB Rs 80
ISBN:
HB 978-81-8157-959-1 (9788181579591)
FB 978-81-8157-960-7 (9788181579607)

About the Author:
P. Devarajan was born on June 26, 1947 in Kottarakara Village (Kollam district). Soon afterwards, his family moved to Calcutta where he grew up. In 1970 he moved to Mumbai and he continues to live there. He has worked as a business journalist with The Times of India, Business Standard, Financial Express and The Hindu’s Business Line. He takes a strong interest in wildlife and ecology and has written articles on environmental concerns facing India for The Hindu.

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Marine Drive

on summer evenings desiring suns
drop into the Arabian Sea,
drape her;
in December and January she lies quietly,
undesired;
racing an athletic monsoon wind
in July,
she clambers the erotic curves of
Marine Drive,
runs graffiti on sea walls in
unknown alphabets;
witness to the yearly routine for 37 years,
the Sea and the Drive have seen to my welfare
in difficult hours;
watching winds and waves
scaring crabs under rocks,
scattering pigeons,
privy to private moments,
one waits, mostly.

Contents:

GOAN HYMNS / 11-14

SEEN & HEARD / 17-31
Bullock cart ride / 17
Two lives / 19
Karthiyayini / 20
Dashari Rao / 22
A banyan tree / 23
Chintamani / 24
Rains and paints / 25
Raman and Iyer / 26
Moments / 28
Onions / 29
Shreya and Chiyu / 30
Laburnum flowers / 31

WORDS TO MYSELF / 35-42
Short Pieces / 35
Marine Drive / 39
Dosa with chutney / 40
Desires / 41
Chaos / 42

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