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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The Maggots

At sunset, on the river ban, Krishna
Loved her for the last time and left...

That night in her husband's arms, Radha felt
So dead that he asked, What is wrong,
Do you mind my kisses, love? And she said,
No, not at all, but thought, What is
It to the corpse if the maggots nip?

- Kamala Das (from her collection 'The Descendants')

3 Comments:

At 7:16 AM, Blogger transience said...

i find this haunting.

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger LiVEwiRe said...

Ok, this will be on my mind for quite the while.

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger A Chrysanthemum by any other name... said...

Apparently Radha's maid was quite a slob

 

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