Dilip Chitre Poems
- Flesh Tint Like a painting by Velazquez A woman ...
- Father Returning Home My father travels on the late evening ...
- At Midnight In The Bakery At T... At midnight in the ...
- Lost Images I am backing home where you died. One year ...
- In The Light Of Birds In the light of birds the lunatic wakes...
- Ode To Bombay I had promised you a poem before I died ...
- The House Of My Childhood The house of my childhood stood ...
Dilip Purushottam Chitre (Marathi: दिलीप पुरुषोत्तम चित्रे) was one of the foremost Indian writers and critics to emerge in the post Independence India. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and English, he was also a painter and filmmaker.
He was born in Baroda on 17 September 1938. His father Purushottam Chitre used to publish a periodical named Abhiruchi which was highly treasured for its high, uncompromising quality. Dilip Chitre's family moved to Mumbai in 1951 and he published his first collection of poems in 1960. He was one of the earliest and the most important influences behind the famous "little magazine ... more »
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Like a painting by Velazquez
A woman stands
Alone in the frame
Touched by the brush of light
Flesh Tint reflect Naples Yellow
In this greenish blue room?
What made the sun
Suddenly rise on the palette?
That beggarwoman on Tulsi Pipe Road
That streetwalker in Chicago
What immortal light has washed them
To make her stand here
In mysterious clarity?
Venice, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome
Florence, Castile, Nice,
Pune, Satara, Valsad, Palanpur, Jaisalmer,
Hissar, Ludhiana, ...