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Janpath Days

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janpath market
checking shawls,
life effervescing then in a close knit pashmina
i thought of words I wrote on bargain threads
not knowing that breaths had sealed then
an oddly different sky
at a connaught place middle street we kissed
life flowed in each other quashed in the shawl
within your lips
i asked of a river that had always escaped
afternoon of repertoires
of closeknit shadows smalltalk
touching your tongue
i saw the sun went hiding
in our ancestral touches
eyes closed in pursuit
we hurled in colours and stars
of a momentary season.

Poem and Drawing by Amitabh Mitra

 

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  • Sarah Frost
    Sarah Frost
    June 10th, 2009 @19:21 #
     
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    The cerise of the drawing mirrors the intensity of the poem, such strong verbs! 'Effervescing', 'quashed', 'hurled', 'escaped' - fascinating.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 10th, 2009 @19:29 #
     
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    The colours!!!!!!!

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    June 10th, 2009 @20:06 #
     
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    Thanks Sarah
    Thanks Helen
    I had used a narrow strip of a saree at the end

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  • <a href="http://fionasnyckers.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Fiona</a>
    Fiona
    June 10th, 2009 @21:04 #
     
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    So vivid. Thanks Amitabh. Your blog is a master class in sense-based poetry.

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    June 10th, 2009 @21:08 #
     
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    Many Thanks Fiona
    I am grateful

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  • <a href="http://dewaalventer.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">De Waal</a>
    De Waal
    June 11th, 2009 @07:06 #
     
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    Hello Amitabh.

    I enjoyed the sense of bustle and vivacity the poem creates. The market becomes a metaphor of life itself in all its many ways of being expressed.

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  • <a href="http://poetsprintery.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Amitabh</a>
    Amitabh
    June 11th, 2009 @13:32 #
     
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    Yes Mr. De Waal
    A lot of bustle in the Janpath Market

    Many thanks

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