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A street in the bazaar

Rating: 3.8

A street in the bazaar,
A busy shopper,
Carrying a soiled
Slightly torn bag
In each hand,
One empty, one full.
Inside it, potatoes, leafy
Vegetables, a small packet
Of garam masala, and chillies,
Red or green.

How I wish I could've been
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Seamus O Brian 10 October 2016

I am not certain about the meaning of the 10 rupee note. Is this one impoverished soul looking upon another with a sense of beneficence, or is he portraying a sense of community anchored by the imagined dinner to come? Either way, it deftly captures an intimate and sensual perspective of the market.

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Marieta Maglas 10 October 2016

The poverty and the simplicity of life so beautifully expressed in this poem....voted 10.

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 10 October 2016

To embrace a poor person, truly by heart and feel for the person, is what one has to start with. When one gets the opportunity to make a sacrifice, one may do so. Quite touching. Thanks for sharing.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 October 2016

Brilliant narration of the soiled and torn bag carried by a petty shopper which is a common phenomenon in each street in any bazaar. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Muzafar Wani 10 October 2016

Good Poem. Thanks for Sharing

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Edward Kofi Louis 10 October 2016

Walking along. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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