Ranjit Hoskote

(29 March 1969 - / Mumbai / India)

Canticle For A Bridge - Poem by Ranjit Hoskote

A waver in the glass.
Heliotrope petals on the river.
He touches her drawings again.

Ten years have passed
since the bridge-builder buried his bride.
His spans are silent as rock.

but the waters echo
with the flapping of a thousand wings.
Speak to me, he says,

in one tongue only.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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