Tiny Little Poem (Translated)

Came across this while sifting through Mauj (Mauj is one of the better known Diwali ank — special Diwali magazine editions — in Marathi, published by the eponymous publications), I came across this poem, which I had to translate 🙂 :

The dry garden of the poet
Had bloomed just once
With colorful flowers
But then
Out of the blue
A beast came
Plucked off the poet’s arm
And went off
Where to?

The context is very specific actually, but I thought the poem is generic enough, so did not want to spell it before the poem itself. The poem was part of couple of poems written in reaction by one reader (Dr. Nandkumar Kamat) of the magazine named Satyakatha, when it had closed down in 1982.

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3 thoughts on “Tiny Little Poem (Translated)

  1. asuph says:

    Hi Bee,

    I’ll try to dig it up. Actually it was in some “diwali ank”, and I think I just did the translation without writing down the original.

    anyways, welcome and thanks.

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