Monday, July 7, 2014

Speech:Arun Kamble

Arun Kamble


Bone-chewing grampus
At burning ghat
Permanent resident
Of my heart
With weight of tradition
Behind his back
Yells, “sadding bastard, I
Tell you ,
Stutter with our tounge!”

Picking through the Vedas
Buttering his queue
Brahman teacher at school
Bellows,” speak my pure tongue

Now you tell me, which speech
Am I to tongue?

Translated by Gauri Deshpande

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