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फूंक-फूंककर किए सारे तारे किनारे
अम्बर की स्याही में डुबोकर ऊँगली हमने
देखो, सफ़ेद कागज़ पर काले काले तारे उतारे हैं

 

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a page from an old diary, 118 months ago

in two days it will rain

ten things will arrange themselves
ten things will arrange themselves in rows
ten columns will cut across the ten rows
a hundred images will place themselves in ten rows and columns
one thousand twenty-two words will accompany them
 in a few minutes the clock will die
it’s been there for ten years, for ten years it was nine twenty-five
a bonsai plant will appear by the window some day
and that will then live for ten years
i may buy it at nine twenty-five and the dying clock will say it is nine twenty-five
in six pages the book will end
it will last me only a few months
three hundred and fifty-seven pages lasted me two days
there is a stalk on the cover of the book
you have to go back three hundred and seventy-two pages to see it
at nine twenty-five i will finish this book
two of the six pages were blank
in ten small light bulbs the year will come to an end
it goes around a plastic christmas tree by the night stand
a bonsai christmas tree that will live more than ten years.
The light bulbs and the clock compete in a tick-tock to the end
in three hundred and sixty five days they say,
the twenty-fifth line of the poem will be done

A List of : Assata Shakur(?) posters

erasure by omission

click on image

 

back to safety

p on swing
what about edward gorey

what about gardens . what about names . what about clothes without pockets

what about the little finger . what about quotes . what about book covers

what about water bottles . what about names with two syllables . what about twins
what about the chair . what about queen and king-sized beds . what about trees
what about photographs
what about monographs
what about microscopes
what about the seconds hand . what about 12 o’clock . what about mirrors
what about fabric and textile . what about notebook . what about blinking light
what about Maxim Gorky
what about two times two . what about chocolate . what about colouring books
what about fill-in-the-blanks . what about circles . what about the index finger
what about wire . what about radio
what about font
what about sundown . what about bath . what about horror films
what about windows . what about columns and rows . what about shadow
what about gobo . what about ‘many moons ago’ . what about mango
what about pulleys and levers
what about curtains . what about holes
what about brown

“super rude ashoka already homage Erika” (or, honest YouTube subtitles)

 

गाना – Title: दिल के झरोखे में तुझको बिठाकर – I’ll make you sit in the window of my heart
चित्रपट – Film: ब्रह्मचारी – Bramhachari
संगीतकार – Music Director: शंकर – जयकिशन – Shankar Jaikishan
गीतकार – Lyricist: हसरत – Hasrat
गायक – Singer(s): मोहम्मद रफ़ी – Mohammad Rafi
नायक, नायिका, खलनायक – Actor(s): शम्मी कपूर, राजश्री, प्राण – Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran

उपशीर्षक – Subtitles: अंग्रेगी स्व उत्पन्न – English Auto Generated

 

1 dil ke2 dil ke3 dil ke5 dil ke6 dil ke7 dil ke

*song starts8 a dil ke8 b dil ke8 dil ke9 dil ke10 dil ke11 dil ke12 dil ke13 dil ke14 dil ke15 dil ke16 dil ke17 dil ke18 dil ke19 dil ke20 dil ke

*end of song21 dil ke

Glossary

Kathakali- traditional dance-drama, Kerala,India

Achan- father(Malayalam)

Veshakaran- performer

vesham- character/costume

pacha- colour green or noble/good characters in Kathakali

kari- colour black or the villains(female) in Kathakali

kathi- villainous character(male) in Kathakali

minukku- noble/good women in Kathakali

lalita- demoness transformed into a noble woman in Kathakali

chenda- percussion instrument

kali- performance

padam- script/play

Nila- river, Kerala

Poothana- demoness,Hindu mythology

Simhika- demoness, appears in a Kathakali padam as part of Hindu myth

Draupadi- wife of the five Pandavas, Hindu mythology

Kalamandalam- Kerala Kalamandalam, university for performance arts,Kerala