The Threshold Perspective — The Bangalore Review

Mami Aaji: One

In this poem, he describes the familiar face of his grandmother as she breezes through the house with the pallu of her saree tucked into her waist: working herself to the bone, grinding lentils, storing rice grain, whipping up food for her family, guests, passers-by, with a smile on her face all the time.

Mami Aaji: Two

Potere lavun
Bhinta sarvun
Kharkharelya haatane
Chulitla nikhara
Cotwaril bedsheet neet karave
Evdhya phoolwaine
Rakhepasun bajula karaychis
Majgharatalya
Ujal andharat
Kawadshyanchya kirnanwar
Kalachi mojani karaychis
Renaissance la lajvelasha ghadyalane
Itaranchi radgaani
Tujhya padrawarlya
Maatkat rangavarna
Oghalaychi satat
Diwasbharachya gujagoshti
Aiklya nahit kadhi
Tujhya mhatarane,
Pan pandhrya bhintichya mahalatun
Avtaranari dhekane, jashi mogarbeeje
Rockel chimnichya prakashat
Tujhya padrachya akashakhali
Gujgoshti urus karaychi tujhyabarobar
Aispais pasarlelya tujhya pilawalinsathi
Swatahache dablele ussase chimtit pakdaychis
Pilwatun gelelee gaatre ukhalachya khol paatalat
Khuntila latkavun yaychis
Tujhya parantwandanchya
Vahiwarla spiderman
Aata jaale pasartoy
Udi maraysathi sajjay
Tyachya netchya harek nasecha dhaga
Paatalat khuntiwar latkavlelya
Gaatranchya mogarmayet shirun
Chandravar visavnarya
Tujhya kharkarit haatakade zhopavtoy.

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Ashutosh Potdar is a playwright, poet, short-story writer and a translator. He writes in Marathi and English. He teaches at FLAME University, Pune.

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Ashutosh Potdar

Ashutosh Potdar

Ashutosh Potdar is a playwright, poet, short-story writer and a translator. He writes in Marathi and English. He teaches at FLAME University, Pune.