Renowned poetess Kamala Das (Kamala Surayya; Madhavikutty) died last May at the age of 75.
One year later, Jeet Thayil remembers her in this 20-line memorial sonnet.
She woke early and read a sura about the Day of Terrors,
The Day of Severance, the Day of the Inevitable,
When one blast shall be blown on the trumpet,