Tishani Doshi Poems
- Ode To The Walking Woman Sit - you must be tired of ...
- The Day We Went To The Sea The day we went to the ...
- Another Man's Woman If we’d lived in another age, I’d have ...
- What The Body Knows The body dances in a darkened room ...
- Ode To Drowning This is an ode to be sung in the latest ...
- Immigrant's Song Let us not speak of those days when coffee...
- The Art of Losing It begins with the death of the childhood ...
Tishani Doshi is an Indian poet, journalist and dancer based in Chennai. Born in Madras, India, to a Welsh mother and Gujarati father, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001. Her first poetry collection, Countries of the Body, won the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection.She has been invited to the poetry galas of the Guardian-sponsored Hay Festival of 2006 and the Cartagena Hay Festival of 2007. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010 and was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011, and shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award in 2010.
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Ode To The Walking Woman
(After Alberto Giacometti )
you must be tired
of losing yourself
a bronzed rib
against the dark.
there are still things
to believe in;
like silent tributaries
from red-earthed villages
with history cradled
in their mythical arms.
what if they swell
through the gates
of your glistening city?
Will you walk down
to the water’s edge,
immerse your feet...