River Vaigai

The cloud sucks up its sustenance
Deep from the mines of Sea,
And flays its bloated burden
On the hills of night,
Shedding falls for festoons.
Fluid legions sweep the plain,
King rich, conquering,
The waters of Vaigai.

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(Based on an old Tamil poem, Paripadal)

by Ananta Madhavan

Comments (2)

Dalton's poems are not for the faint of heart, but if one wants a sense of the many difficulties and tragedies of El Salvador, he is the poet to look to.
beautiful in the rarest of instances.