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Durable Link to this BlogMonday, January 4, 2010

Gandhiji - as seen by Kailasam

The Recipe for Making Gandhi

Into a bare handful of bone and skin Pour just an ounce of flesh and blood; Put in a heart love-full as sea in flood, Likewise a mind profound and free from sin; Fix on two jumbo ears, two goo-goo eyes; Paint on a smile of babe at mother's crest And speaks with tongue which honey's sweet defies; The "stuffing"? goat"s milk soya beans and dates! Now, cover to brim with suffering human's tears And bake this dish in goal for umpteen years: Take out and "garnish" it with pariah mates; Wrap up in rags, prop up with lithe bamboo And serve: The World Redeemer: OUR BAPOO!!!

© Manohar Grunth Mala
Portrait of T.P. Kailasam
Portrait of T.P. Kailasam
Kailasam was great Kannada humorist and writer. From Manohara Grintha Mala Collection

See Also:
• The Poem in T.P. Kailasm's Handwriting
• Mahatma Gandhi Album

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