A Bohemian From Bangalore

He sets out with the poise of a Bon Vivant,
But, the auto-wallah he hails is recalcitrant–
There are somethings he knows he can’t
Surmount, for his ears he has already lent
To fare demands sardonically strident !

Meandering along to Malleshwaram’s iconic VEENA STORES
Imagining in “NADASWARAM”, the wailing wife’s cries hoarse:
” For catching you coveting the grass in the neighbor’s garden,
I am being compared to a heartless correction-home’s warden ?”—
Psst, years of a south-headed marriage renders courtesies coarse !

In a Bohemian Bangalore, become an irrepressible social butterfly
Flitting flamboyantly, snoop hither and thither— come rain or shine !
Having learnt to survive in his heydays by keeping his powder dry,
Past his prime, now a convivially platonic gambit:”your place or mine–”
The irresistibly charming connoisseur:”anytime, anywhere to DINE is fine”…


NOTE : “NADASWARAM is the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instrument and is used on auspicious occasions in South India.”


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About Kumaara Sukeja

As for my bio-tidbits, had studied English Literature for my B.A ( Hons.) degree in the 70s.Dad was a writer and a journalist of repute in the vernacular media in his time. There were also others before him in the family who had celebrated works in their names in the Kanarese, the local language.I was fascinated by Ogden Nash for one for his originality. Among the literary devices, I have almost a weakness for Alliteration and Rhyme schemes also come easy to me. As one grows mellow with age—I am Sixty–I guess, Empathy is one virtue that develops in the character, naturally, after shedding a lot of flab throughout the years…Although my name is Ramesha, I prefer to write under my pen name.

4 thoughts on “A Bohemian From Bangalore

  1. VijayNair

    A Bohemian Rhapsody of a poem, with all the fine satirical touches one finds in Kumaara’s impressive repertoire.


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