BalikarmamTo ancestors (Chetana Panikkar)

Published on 29 July, 2022
BalikarmamTo ancestors (Chetana Panikkar)

Of Snuff Boxes and Cigarettes
Of pickled mangoes and potatoes steamed
What must I say in Memoriam?
But Love
Respect 
Prayers
And prodigious memories

My grand mothers were princesses
Of Give
My grandfathers 
Lords of Providing
We meet them through back spaces
And of through orality told and retold 
And , through osmosis..

To you
M y remembrances
Of coconuts, pepper, paddy
Of ivory skin and polished shoulders
Tobaccos and chess 
Thank you.

 

മലയാളത്തില്‍ ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്യാന്‍ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക