Arundhathi Subramaniam

(1967 - / India)

Arundhathi Subramaniam Poems

1. THE CITY AND I 3/6/2018
2. WHERE I LIVE 3/6/2018
3. 5.46, ANDHERI LOCAL 3/6/2018
4. RUTTING 3/6/2018
5. DEMAND 3/6/2018
6. THE SAME QUESTIONS 3/6/2018
7. SISTER 3/6/2018
8. Leapfrog 3/6/2018
9. Catnap 3/6/2018
10. Another Way 3/6/2018
11. Tree 3/6/2018
12. Home 3/6/2018
13. Strategist 3/6/2018
14. Heirloom 3/6/2018
15. Prayer 3/6/2018
16. First Draft 3/6/2018
17. MADRAS 3/6/2018
18. The Same Questions 6/25/2012
19. Strategist 6/25/2012
20. Rutting 6/25/2012
21. Sister 6/25/2012
22. Leapfrog 6/25/2012
23. Tree 6/25/2012
24. Demand 6/25/2012
25. Winter, Delhi, 1997 6/25/2012
26. The City And I 6/25/2012
27. Catnap 6/25/2012
28. Recycled 6/25/2012
29. Heirloom 6/25/2012
30. Another Way 6/25/2012
31. Home 6/25/2012
32. I Live On A Road 6/25/2012
33. Confession 6/25/2012
34. 5:46, Andheri Local 6/25/2012
35. To The Welsh Critic Who Doesn'T Find Me Identifiably Indian 6/25/2012
36. Prayer 6/25/2012

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Prayer

May things stay the way they are
in the simplest place you know.

May the shuttered windows
keep the air as cool as bottled jasmine.
May you never forget to listen
to the crumpled whisper of sheets
that mould themselves to your sleeping form.
May the pillows always be silvered
with cat-down and the muted percussion
of a lover’s breath.
May the murmur of the wall clock
continue to decree that your providence
run ten minutes slow.

May nothing be disturbed
in the simplest place you know
for it is here in the foetal hush
that blueprints ...

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5:46, Andheri Local

In the women's compartment
of a Bombay local
we seek
no personal epiphanies.
Like metal licked by relentless acetylene
we are welded—
dreams, disasters,
germs, destinies,
flesh and organza,

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