K. Satchidanandan

po_Satchidanandan-KK. Satchidanandan (born May 28, 1946) is an Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam, and English.

 

 


MAN WITH A DOOR
K. Satchidanandan

A man walks with a door
along city street;
looking for its house.

He dreamt
that his woman, children and friends
are coming in through that door.
Now he sees a whole world
passing through
of his never-built house:
men, vehicles,trees,
beasts, birds,everything.

And the door, its dream
rising above the earth,
longs to be the golden door of heaven;
he imagines clouds, rainbows,
demons, fairies and saints
passing through it .

But it is the owner of hell
who awaits the door.
Now it just yearns
to be its tree, full of foliage
swaying in the breeze,
just to provide some shade
to its homeless hauler.

A man walks with a door
along city street
a star walks with him.