Dr Sripada Gopalakrishna Murthy
Magazine : Matrusri English
Language : English
Volume Number : 2
Month : September
Issue Number : 6
Year : 1967

I hear the sound of a muffled drum

You yourself sounded it

It’s clear tho’ not pleasant, definite

tho’ pushed out of my attention..

I know it to be Death’s; I know He will come

tomorrow if not today.

This strenuons work I am in, passes off

as days do, silently and unimpressively

Let Him oome- the invincible, the irresistable.

the unavoidable,

But please, Mother, do come before He does!

 I don’t know Him, but I hate Him.

I’ve no breath to claim that I know you.

but I like you!

If love and hate are like big and small,

Oh Great Mother, do tell me,

 Are You and He one and the same?

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