Dom Moraes

(19 July 1938 – 2 June 2004 / Mumbai / India)

Dom Moraes Poems

1. The Garden 8/11/2016
2. Spree 3/29/2012
3. Architecture 3/29/2012
4. Key 3/29/2012
5. Rendezvous 3/29/2012
6. Absences 3/29/2012

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  • Vasana (6/19/2018 7:11:00 PM)

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  • David Taylor (1/17/2018 1:45:00 AM)

    A great poet, with all that the word implies. Gifted with the ability to evoke powerful and dramatic images in all his poems, where the rhyme and the sense meet in a perfect blend of meaning. Read Dracula, the poem works on two levels. I feel privileged to have spent a couple of enjoyable evenings in his company and that of Leela Moraes his mercurial wife.

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Best Poem of Dom Moraes


Smear out the last star.
No lights from the islands
Or hills. In the great square
The prolonged vowel of silence
Makes itself plainly heard
Round the ghost of a headland
Clouds, leaves, shreds of bird
Eddy, hindering the wind.

No vigils left to keep.
No enemies left to slaughter.
The rough roofs of the slopes,
Loosely thatched with splayed water,
Only shelter microliths and fossils.
Unwatched, the rainbows build
On the architraves of hills.
No wounds left to be healed.

Nobody left to be beautiful.
No polyp admiral to sip
Blood and ...

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