Gieve Patel

(18 August 1940 - / Mumbai / India)

Urban - Poem by Gieve Patel

the old crone
slurping up
essence of chicken
soup
as though
it were chicken soup
itself, mis
taking the hum in
her veins
for the ima
gined chicken’s part
ing gift
while
I know it to be
no more
than hot
water’s mo
mentary warming,
and how mo
mentary when even naked
flame would howl
and wiggle
an in
jured fing
er, frost
bitten, coming
too close
to the
waft of de
parting chill.

[From: How Do You Withstand, Body; Publisher: Clearing House, Mumbai, 1976]


Comments about Urban by Gieve Patel

  • Drtony Brahmin (5/22/2019 3:53:00 AM)

    frost
    bitten, coming
    too close
    to the
    waft of de
    parting chill. experiences and expressions. tony
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  • (1/19/2016 6:49:00 PM)

    I like this one...nice (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012



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