Indira Renganathan


Styles Of Beggary 1


A board of pantheon brassy on a plate
Encircled currency insufficient, gods beg
To aid a wedding, heal the sick
Holy tonsuring of the crown..
Untidy sins succumbed to the gods

Well, tamed gods forget their ride
Forgotten elephant follows
Obsolete gourmet, out of rice and jaggery
Modest animal lies sick
Uptrunked- salute for bucks alone

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008

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  • Joseph Daly (5/7/2008 2:56:00 PM)

    Indira, this is a really interesting poem. I like the way that you take this theme and twist it with a great use of language. 'Forgotten elephant follows' is just one example of how you economise your word use to encapsulate grand ideas. 'Uptrunked- salute for bucks alone' is a fantstic use of image and works well as a double-entende.

    A great poem all around. (Report) Reply

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