Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

(1947 / Lahore / British India (Pakistan))

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra Poems

1. Genealogy 3/29/2012
2. Bharati Bhavan Library, Chowk, Allahabad. 3/29/2012
3. Canticle For My Son 3/29/2012
4. Where Will The Next One Come From 3/29/2012
5. Mirza Ghalib In Old Age 3/29/2012
6. Inscription 3/29/2012
7. On The Death Of A Sunday Painter 3/29/2012
8. To An Unborn Daughter 3/29/2012
9. Two Lakes 3/29/2012
10. Continuities 3/29/2012

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This is about the green miraculous trees,
And old clocks on stone towers,
And playgrounds full of light
And dark blue uniforms.
At eight I'm a Boy Scout and make a tent
By stretching a bedsheet over parallel bars
And a fire by burning rose bushes,
I know half a dozen knots and drink
Tea from enamel mugs.
I wear khaki drill shorts, note down
The number-plates of cars,
Make a perfect about-turn for the first time.
In September I collect my cousins' books
And find out the dates of the six Mughals
To secretly write the history of India.
I see ...

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