Silver-Painted Gandhi & Other Poems

Silver-Painted Gandhi & Other Poems
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Author: Jose Varghese
Pages: 99
Price: HB Rs 150, FB Rs 100
Year of Publication: 2008
ISBN:
HB 978-81-8157-725-2 (9788181577252)
FB 978-81-8157-726-9 (9788181577269)

About the Author:
Jose Varghese (b 1976) is an English teacher by profession. He is currently engaged in research on Indian Fiction in English and post-colonial studies. A few of his poems and research articles have appeared in journals and books.

Teaser:

River Tawi

You come to the city of temples
with a clean conscience
and flow amidst the frightened
masses clinging to idols

You let their miseries reflect clear
on your translucent sheets
as they try to wash off dreadful
memories and unseen remorse
from their weary feet, scrubbing hard
on your fossil rock remnants

You receive all foggy grime amassed
through the long winter, and
muddle up the colour of blood that escapes
from their nightmares into your
baffling brownness, and let woeful tears
flow along, fully contaminating your
spirit, as you spiral the fury flowing from
the guns that have to protect gods.

Contents:

Silver Painted Gandhi / 9
Of Guns and Birds / 12
River Tawi / 14
Moon Story / 15
Snake Love / 16
First English Word / 17
Glued to the Golden Notebook / 20
Dance / 23
Betrayal / 24
Friends / 25
Fetish / 27
Tradition and Passion / 28
Heavenly Dilemma / 29
Distances / 30
The Last Gift / 31
Swim Alone / 32
Tree of Despair / 33
Vision / 34
Love Life / 36
Kissed too Early / 37
Self-Doubts / 38
Dream of a Donkey / 39
Self-Pity / 40
Monsoon Musings / 41
Fishing my Feelings / 42
Games of Passion / 43
Don’t Kill / 44
Doom / 45
Toys / 46
Dethroned / 47
Rebirth / 48
Queen / 49
Do You Remember? / 51
Waiting / 53
What Really Happened / 54
Listening to Me / 55
Fall / 56
Autumn Stroller / 57
Self-Made Distress / 58
Foul game / 59
Seeing You / 60
Caught on Flight / 61
Formless Friendship / 62
Come to Us / 63
Flying Safe with You / 64
Separation / 66
Fill Me, Fantasy / 67
Burn so Bright / 68
Escape Deep / 69
Revealed / 70
Sweet Summer Moment / 71
Deshoesed / 73
Summer Snowfall / 74
Exile / 76
Release / 78
Words / 79
Remembrance / 80
Yearnings of Winter / 81
Stop Searching / 82
Reflections / 83
Strings / 83
Of Peace, in Times Like These / 84
Why? / 87
Waiting for Life / 88
Blue / 89
Red / 90
Red Reed Blood / 91
Darkness Visible / 92
Black / 93
On My Ugliness / 94
White / 95
You / 96
Yellow / 98
The Colour of Insanity / 99

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