Gieve Patel

(18 August 1940 - / Mumbai / India)

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Gieve Patel is a poet, playwright and artist, as well as a practicing doctor.

Early Life and Education

Gieve Patel was born in 1940 in Mumbai. He was educated at St Xavier's High School and Grant Medical College. He lives in Mumbai where he is a general practitioner.


His poetry works include Poems than first launched by Nissim Ezekiel followed by How Do You Withstand, Body and Mirrored Mirroring. His plays include Princes, Savaksa and Mr Behram .

He held his first show in Mumbai in 1966 that went on to have several major exhibitions in India and abroad. Patel participated in the Menton Biemale, France in 1976. India, Myth and ... more »

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    I Liked your poems very much and thanks for sharing me your poems

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  • sachin tiwari(2/21/2018 3:10:00 AM)

    this poem make a relation between nature and human being. but some human due to poverty they cuts the trees and sold to earn money for his wags but i am really upset with the robber of the country for their own benefit they are teasing to nature, if it will be continue for couple of years then the whole world will be tolerated with the bed effects of nature as, flood or any other problems so this poem is a approval to improve present condition for future.

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    Liked your poems .. thanks for sharing

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Best Poem of Gieve Patel

On Killing A Tree

It takes much time to kill a tree,

Not a simple jab of the knife

Will do it. It has grown
Slowly consuming the earth,
Rising out of it, feeding
Upon its crust, absorbing
Years of sunlight, air, water,
And out of its leperous hide
Sprouting leaves.

So hack and chop
But this alone wont do it.
Not so much pain will do it.
The bleeding bark will heal
And from close to the ground
Will rise curled green twigs,
Miniature boughs
Which if unchecked will expand again
To former size.

The root is to be pulled out -
Out of the...

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