Thursday, 29 December 2016

Advice to fellow swimmers - Kamala Das

Advice to fellow swimmers
- Kamala Das

When you learn to swim
do not enter a river that has no ocean
to flow into - one ignorant of destinations
and flowing only the flowing as its destiny,
like the weary rivers of the blood
that bear the scum of ancient memories
but go swim in the sea
go swim in the great blue sea.
Where the first tide you meet is your body
that familiar pest
but if you learn to cross it
you are safe yes beyond it you are safe
For even sinking would make no difference then. 

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