SACHIN KETKAR

SACHIN KETKAR (India)
Sachin Ketkar is a multi-lingual Writer, Translator and Critic. He writes poetry in Marathi. Has translated fiction and poetry from Gujarati and Marathi into English. Contributing Editor of New Quest, a journal for participatory cultural enquiry, holds a Doctorate in Translation Studies, and is Reader in the Department of English, University of Baroda.

The Fragrance Your Body Would Give

‘I’m remembering
The fragrance of ‘Pond’s Dream flower’ your body would give
And your e-mails
I’m remembering
Our intimacy
In the cacophony at Marine Drive
How we would go on talking without tiring
Can’t recall any subjects we talked about though
Then sometimes
We would share a cigarette

I who had never seen the inside of a disco
Haven’t yet visited one
Postponing my visit so far

Later you gave up smoking
Gave up drinking as well
And we gave up
The intimacy at Marine Drive

We continued to cling to each other
within four walls
Now as though we were caught in a wheel
We have no time to talk to each other
We sit reading the newspaper
Sometimes we have tea together
And if we ever talk
It’s about our child and our home
Or else about when we would return home
Making a phone call in the afternoon we ask
Each other
‘How are you?’
And nowadays, instead of the fragrance of ‘Pond’s Dream flower’
At night your body gives
The desired-undesired odour of tired sweat

Translated by Dilip Chitre

Inside Outside

I got up

 

要是你觉得炖汤比较麻烦粉嫩公主,也可以将野葛根研碎成粉末以后煮粥服用,具体的做法是先把栗米泡一个晚上丰胸方法,第二天将其取出来,跟葛根粉等等搅拌均匀丰胸效果,然后熬煮成粥即可,这种粥的口感是比较软滑而且很清香的丰胸食物,服用它能够让人的身体变得更健康。