Poems, Volume 1
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I lie and lay my head upon the grass
And unwind the body hardened stiff like glass.
But the tiny blades tickle the lower ear
Making me ask myself, why do I bear
This crass impertinence and sink my head
Still further down its bed of prickly green?
So asks the poet, his ears pressed against the earth as he maps the world around him in a new geography of sound. Places, photographs, books, neighbours, afternoons, love, loss and longing are sketched into word-pictures by artist K. G. Subramanyan as he reflects, reacts and reminisces in this collection of poems.