The poem is not divided into stanzas. The Old Playhouse is also without any rhyme scheme. According to the poet, her husband has planned to domesticate a bird the poet by holding it in the fake love so that she may forget the seasons spring, summer, autumn or in other words the joys of her life and her home which she left behind her for him. Not only this, but he has also made her forget her nature, her desire to fly or freedom, and to explore the opportunities were also crushed.

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The Old Playhouse - Poem by Kamala Das Autoplay next video You planned to tame a swallow, to hold her In the long summer of your love so that she would forget Not the raw seasons alone, and the homes left behind, but Also her nature, the urge to fly, and the endless Pathways of the sky.

It was not to gather knowledge Of yet another man that I came to you but to learn What I was, and by learning, to learn to grow, but every Lesson you gave was about yourself. You dribbled spittle into my mouth, you poured Yourself into every nook and cranny, you embalmed My poor lust with your bitter-sweet juices.

You called me wife, I was taught to break saccharine into your tea and To offer at the right moment the vitamins. Cowering Beneath your monstrous ego I ate the magic loaf and Became a dwarf. I lost my will and reason, to all your Questions I mumbled incoherent replies. The summer Begins to pall. I remember the rudder breezes Of the fall and the smoke from the burning leaves.

Your room is Always lit by artificial lights, your windows always Shut. Even the air-conditioner helps so little, All pervasive is the male scent of your breath. The cut flowers In the vases have begun to smell of human sweat.

There is No more singing, no more dance, my mind is an old Playhouse with all its lights put out.


The Old Playhouse - Poem by Kamala Das

Sheeba introduction at the end of the paper Issue. She writes poetry because of inner compulsion, a need on the part of the poet to grip with her urgent inner problem by externalizing it in poetry. Rather the failure to find emotional fulfilment through love, is central theme of das poetry. Her greatness as a love poem arises from the fact that her love poetry is rooted in her own personal experience. She is called the queen of erotica. She has indeed written extensively on love and passion. Most of her poems deal with the theme of unfulfilled love and yearning for love.

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The Old Playhouse

Felrajas Kamala Das always felt terrified by the dreadful ego of her husband. His horrific form dwarfs her kanala comparison, as she writes: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. She has lost all her identity as a woman and is systematically alienated from her happy and contented past life. No trivia or quizzes yet. The poem is not divided into stanzas. Have you read these?

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Theme of Love in Poems of Kamala Das

The poetess expresses the common expectations of the male dominated Indian society. The poem is written in the first person point of view. The persona in this poem is a woman, who gives an account of her unsatisfactory and disappointing conjugal life with her husband. She compares herself to a swallow and her husband a captor who wanted to tame her and keep her fully under his control by the power of his love-making. The husband wanted to make her forget all those comforts which she might have enjoyed in her home before being married; but, in addition to that , he wanted also make her forget her very nature and her innate love of freedom by keeping her in a state of subjection to him.

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