These poems are taken from 107 Kavithaikal (107 Poems: Collected Volume)
Satthikidakkum Katavukal (Closed Doors)
Closed doors of windows
The result of not opening them
Now bang it, with all the power in your palms
Nerves on your wrists would reel in pain
Pain would be fierce
Don’t give up
Use a tool at least and open it
You have so many ways to see the sky
But the sky doesn’t have any way
To see your room
Open the doors that are stuck
En Venkam (My Shame)
Does a tree have the count of it’s leaves?
Does it hold the desire to see itself in the mirror of sky?
What does it think when it rains?
What does it feel about
Those hands that grabs it’s children?
Is it glad to see the moon glow?
What sort of consent has it given, to the birds?
I don’t know. I feel ashamed.
(Translated by Manikandan S.)