Poems

K. G. Subramanyan


 

165pp. 2008

ISBN : 9788170463153


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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. 


K. G. Subramanyan is a veteran artist who has worked with a wide range of media and materials, exhibiting extensively both within and outside the country. A major retrospective of his work was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, in 2003. He has been part of the arts faculty at Baroda and is Professor Emeritus at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan. His writings on art have been published widely.

 

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