- When The God Drank Milk
When The God Drank Milk by Meena Kandasamy
This was the second time
He spanned the world
So quickly. . . In telecast
miracles that occurred from
Michigan to Manila to Madras
Whether He was in plastic, ceramic,
Fire-burnt clay or stiff black stone
The Elephant-Headed, the Pot-Bellied,
The Remover of Obstacles, Ganesha,
The God had his fill as he sucked
The spoonfuls of creamy milk. . .
I am not willing to listen to
Capillary Action Rationalism
Or any scientific explorations. . .
Instead I am hunting for some
Silly girlâ€™s bizarre secret, to know if
The Son of Shiva had let himself
To be breastfed, to be suckled. . .
And if she, having tasted success
At His having tasted her,
Moved on to younger,
With their mouths
Full of white teeth.
[September 21, 1995.]
by Meena Kandasamy