Category Archives: India

Sunday morning

For S. A tidal sound wave of the Italian airforce flying formations woke us at eight forty-five today The office is as messy as usual, its effect on my writing and other parameters yet to be examined as to creative … Continue reading

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Kamala Das passed away

Kamala Das, one of India’s eminent poets, passed away. Continue reading

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Upon flighty arrival in Kashi I felt myself sequestered in a clay pot … Continue reading

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From Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

I knew not then that it was / so near, that it was mine, and that / this perfect sweetness had / blossomed in the depth of my / own heart. Continue reading

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Tell me about something that will stay forever

“Like, will you stay forever?” Nutan said. “I’ll try. But eventually I’ll have to go. And you might have to go before that.” “Where would I go?” “Study, for example. At a school in some other town.” “I would never … Continue reading

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Another Adam

In her suggestion for this week’s Totally Optional Prompts, the theme of which is A different voice, Tiel Aisha Ansari quotes several poems for inspiration. They include a translation of Adam by Federico García Lorca. I’m letting Jackson Browne speak … Continue reading

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Here, there, everywhere

I look across the small Neckar at dusk, and it is like an apology for what we failed to accomplish on these shores. You are away in distant Bengal, where I now imagine I’m drifting down the scintillating expanse of … Continue reading

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