Sudeep Sen. Poems

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1.
Sun-Blanched Blood

It is mid-afternoon now,
the sun streaks slant wards
through the attic's double-glazing
melting the scorched ink
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2.
One Moonlit December Night

One moonlit December night
you came knocking at my door,
I took my time to open.
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3.
Grammar

My syntax, tightly-wrought—
I struggle to let go,
to let go of its formality,
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4.
Choice

some things, I knew,
were beyond choosing:

didu—grandmother—wilting
under cancer’s terminus care.
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5.
Mediterranean

A bright red boat
Yellow capsicums

Blue fishing nets
Ochre fort walls
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6.
Desire

Under the soft translucent linen,
the ridges around your nipples

harden at the thought of my tongue.
You — lying inverted like the letter ‘c’ —
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7.
Jacket On A Chair

You carelessly tossed
the jacket on a chair.
The assembly of cloth
collapsed in slow motion
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8.
Prayer Call: Heat

Outside, “Allah-u-Akbar”
pierces the dawn air —
It is still dark.
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9.
Kiss

a languorous kiss —
the faintest smell of ocean —
salt-lipped breeze, pleading —
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10.
Banyan

As winter secrets
melt

with the purple
sun,
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