Fisherwoman By The sea

Her dead fish  cling to her with a closeness of pets. But her black scythe is sharp, cuts their heads, and blood, almost human, fills the twilight purpling to night. She waits.  The last of her deal is not over yet. In the roofless chawl beside her, her naked baby moves in deep slumber with a quietness of uncaught fish in the ocean.  She looks up at the moon, praying for a no rain night, as the sea wind plays on , entering the holes of her dim lantern, masturbating to darkness its thick yellow flame.
The Zong

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Born (1956), Trivandrum, Kerala, India., Winner, All India Poetry Prizes, Poetry Society, India-British Council Awards (96, 97, 98), and other leading poetry prizes. Poetry published in Ariel (Canada), Orbis (UK), Nth Position (UK), Bluefifth Review (UK), Toronto Review (Canada), The Illustrated Weekly of India, Kavya Bharati (India), Fulcrum (USA), Verse, Seattle, (USA), Indian Literature, Arabesque Review, Plaza (Japan), Chandrabhaga (India), and others. Founder editor, Poetry Chain. Participant, MFA, Texas state University, (2000) Poet in Residence, Augsburg University, Germany (2004). Important works : Poetry : Father, Wake Us In Passing, (German Translation, Wolfgang Heyder) A Buchenwald Diary, Mother Sonata, Victoria Terminus, Poems Selected and New (2010). The Coloured Yolk of Love (2012). Drama: Fire In The Soul The Mask of Death. Novel : A Bridge Over Karma (Novel). Poetry included in The Bloodaxe book of Contemporary Indian Poetry In English, The Golden Jubilee Anthology of Post Independence Indian poetry In English, and Poetry Society, India anthologies.

Last updated June 08, 2012