Author Archives: Unnikrishnan Kalamullathil

About Unnikrishnan Kalamullathil

I am a teacher from Palakkad, Kerala.I write articles and poems in Malayalam magazines and newspapers.

Dictionary

The situation was undesirable
They finally found a way out
All the words in use
Were withdrawn without a warning.
New words were released
For everyday usage;
Gentle and hopeless
Patriotic and amiable
Castrated words.
Daily usage of words were restricted
To minimal numbers
So as not to Multiply
What is said to be
Cursed words!
That is how the country produced
A dictionary with least number of words
The country is all quiet now.

Amma, Somewhere in the Flow

To endure the pain of learning

The one that went down

He’s lost somewhere

Weeping rain on the textbook

In the turbulent water, where the mind

Of a child is lost

The wall of the dam was blindfolded

The cheeks fell to the ground

Like a bloodbath

The word fell out.

Confused and troubled

In the muddy waters of brine

The ink spread and spread

At the marginal line of spelling

Something flowed in,

Without seeing her mother.

The fountain that begins the channel

I saw you.

With flowing spells

On the edge

To a consonant field

He grabbed A’s hand and stared at it

To the ‘M’ in the flow

To tie up

To meet her mother.

*Amma= Mother