My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.
"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times
"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine
"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll
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15 April 2008
You know summer's here when...
Love me wordlessly.
Love me with hot moistness under a noisy fan.
Love me so that I am without language, without communicating.
Love me so I am silent.
Love me so I am loud.
Love me at the pit of my belly and the dent of my back.
Love me into knots.
Love me into a straight line, toes unfurled.
Love me with Blake and Eliot and cummings.
Love me especially with cummings.
Love me so that I forget.
Love me so that I remember.
Love me into you, crawled into the space between your lungs, beating.
Love me into smoke, vapours, thin air.
Love me into thick air and fire, so I explode into flames.
(And a little later today, the first (and perhaps the only!) installment of I Can Give People Advice. Stay tuned.)
After the love, am waiting for the advice :-)ReplyDelete
nice :) i always like the greyness between poetry and prose.ReplyDelete
nice poem lil eM. Really nice.ReplyDelete
Struck a chord with me eM. Nice :-)ReplyDelete
how long since last got laid?ReplyDelete
i read your previous poems and thot u were way better with prose but this one made me change my mind....good one!ReplyDelete
not bad for somebody who writes prose....guys... imagine this as a video by j lo or beyonce and it gets even betterReplyDelete
It made nice reading first, but when I re-read it, I felt that it plainly shows you are yearning for sex! Go, get a life!! And, what happened to the advice??ReplyDelete
i like... a lot...ReplyDelete
good play of words!!ReplyDelete
Where is the advice post? I was looking forward to a good read lolReplyDelete
To your Silent Partner?..
or Silent movement or Renaissance..which?/
Certainly need advice
And ... do you still think that you can get all desired love in this selfish world !!!ReplyDelete
i like your views and by d way nice greyness btw prose and poetryReplyDelete
hope love finds ya!ReplyDelete
Nice.. But dammit, you've now made me yearn for my boyfriend who is in Chennai - 2095 kilometers away.. (just googled it!) :(ReplyDelete
I'm usually pro-rhyme, but this was lovely.. And yes, "love me especially with cummings" strikes a chord..ReplyDelete
loved it absolutely! :) you are just awesome with words :)ReplyDelete
awesome...am a first time visitor here...will come back...and, I completely agree...ReplyDelete