The Woman in this Poem Isn’t Lonely

The Woman in this Poem Isn’t Lonely
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Author: Mukta Sambrani
Pages: 58
Year of Publication: 1997
Price: HB Rs 80, FB Rs 50
ISBN:
HB 81-7595-288-1 (8175952881)
FB 81-7595-289-X (817595289X) About the Author:
Mukta Sambrani completed her graduation and post-graduation in Literature. As a freelance writer, her work has been published in Debonair, Gentleman and Sunday Observer. Her poems have appeared in Debonair, Brown Critique, Kavita Review and India World[/i].

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Man with the Plastic Heart

The man with the plastic heart
unhooks the heart-lung machine
and bends down to kiss.
She gives him her cheek.
He smiles,
steps into aqua-lung, body suit, slippers.
slips over the edge dissolves in a scream of bubbles.
He sinks fast.
She opens her breast-pocket
finds the heart-shaped candy,
chews it into gum
and spits after him.
Her heart dissolves.
Streaks of blood die downstream.

Contents:
Man with the Plastic Heart / 9
Idea of Freedom / 10
Idea of a Wife / 11
The Two Ways of Being / 12
The Colour of Desire / 13
One and Two / 14
And I Only Wanted / 15
Sometimes / 16
Two Poems / 17
Birthing / 18
Bastard Poem / 19
You, You and I, and I / 20
Dear Father / 22
An Apple for Mother / 23
Enter / 24
The Woman in this Poem Isn’t Lonely / 25
Sand / 26
The Language of Dreams / 27
And this One / 29
Time for Seasons / 30
Her Mother’s House / 31
Rahimatpur at Twenty-two / 32
Time to Go / 34
Gold Coin / 35
And all that Time / 37
Smiling at Strangers or Train Tracks / 38
Blood on Sunday Morning / 40
Night Falls / 41
Coming Home to Trees / 42
Tying Her Shoe-strings / 43
He Asks / 44
Letting Go / 45
Morning Comes / 46
That Is Not My Name / 47
The Same / 48
Stale Paper and Ink / 49
For Juniper and Other Friends / 50
What’s between the Walls of Your Heart / 52
Kin of Papel Schilpsh / 53
Water Snakes / 54
Tree on the Hill / 55
Straight Line and a Wrinkle / 56
Female Ancestor / 57
New Book / 58

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