Thatha gets ready for Death

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SivaRamanathan
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Thatha gets ready for Death

#1 Post by SivaRamanathan » 26 Jul 2012, 22:32

: counting days of churning buttermilk,
skimming butter, melting ghee,
knowing full well the ultimate
and penultimate day of being seated
in a sitting posture-this Saivite,
fit for burial, being lowered into a cave
of mud earth, after the last ritualistic bath
with ghee and milk, grandpa's daughter-in-law
had made home ghee ready for him
at his own precalculated date
in an empty Horlicks bottle.

Thatha:Grandfather

FrankDyer
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Re: Thatha gets ready for Death

#2 Post by FrankDyer » 02 Aug 2012, 19:52

Counting days of churning buttermilk,
skimming butter, melting ghee.
Knowing full well the ultimate
and penultimate day of being seated
in a sitting posture. This Saivite,
fit for burial, lowered into a cave,
earth to earth. After the last ritualistic bath, [wash]
with ghee and milk, grandpa's daughter-in-law
has ghee ready for him
at his own precalculated date
placed in a used Horlicks bottle.

Thatha:Grandfather

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