Dilip Chitre

(17 September 1938 – 10 December 2009 / Gujarat / India)

Dilip Chitre Poems

1. Kiev, Ukraine : April 1980 3/29/2012
2. Haiku In The Memory Of Dadar Beach Circa 1957 3/29/2012
3. Horniman Circle Garden Circa 1964 3/29/2012
4. Bhopal Embryos 3/29/2012
5. Your First Lover 3/29/2012
6. Leningrad, Sans Mandelstam, April 1980 3/29/2012
7. Prophets 3/29/2012
8. In Your Poisoned Wounds 3/29/2012
9. They Tell Me Your Colour Is Blue 3/29/2012
10. Determined To Tell Lies 3/29/2012
11. Frescoes 3/29/2012
12. The River Indrayani At Dehu 3/29/2012
13. The View From Chinchpokli 3/29/2012
14. The Rains 3/29/2012
15. In The Light Of Birds 3/29/2012
16. The House Of My Childhood 3/29/2012
17. Ode To Bombay 3/29/2012
18. Lost Images 3/29/2012
19. At Midnight In The Bakery At The Corner 3/29/2012
20. Father Returning Home 3/29/2012
21. Flesh Tint 3/29/2012
Best Poem of Dilip Chitre

Flesh Tint

Like a painting by Velazquez
A woman stands
Alone in the frame
Touched by the brush of light
Blossoming.

How did
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
Naked
In mysterious clarity?

Venice, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome
Florence, Castile, Nice,
Pune, Satara, Valsad, Palanpur, Jaisalmer,
Thrissur, Kottayam,
Hissar, Ludhiana, ...

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Determined To Tell Lies

Determined to tell lies
People are able only to tell the truth -
Said Rahman

I said -
Leave aside truth and lies
People only speak

And what about people who don't speak -
Asked Rahman -
What do they say?

I said -
You know religion, Rahman,
I don't say a thing

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