A Maiden of 29

5/5 - (1 vote)


Author: Daya Bhat
Pages: 48
Year of Publication: 2013
Price: Rs 100
978-93-5045-064-2 (9789350450642)

About the Author:
Daya Bhat writes poetry in English and Kannada and translates books from Kannada to English. Her articles have appeared in The Times of India. Apart from writing, her interests include painting and listening to Indian classical music. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and daughter.


Nowhere to hide

Bristles twirl and swirl in colour
in brights, in dulls
then in inevitable greys
there is grey so there is depth.
Life stirs on my canvas
colours flow from and to me;
finding me from beneath
all colours I have donned…
they bathe in my true colours
and trickle me on to the canvas
drop by drop and in masterly strokes
like no light ever did they reveal shades
of the hypocrite in me
whose existence was my discovery
I stood exposed to the world and myself.
Colours, they made me, they ask me
Did we paint you in the right colour?”
My silence answers.

You can read a review of the book here.

A will to live… A way to return! / 11
To the Mynah on my backyard tree (1) / 12
To the Mynah on my backyard tree (2) / 14
The makers of ‘Another Mahatma’ / 16
Smiles don’t wait / 17
In the name of modernity / 18
Trends begin where clichés end / 19
Untamed / 20
Bird lover / 21
Parallel life / 22
Olive branch / 23
What she says to the Mountain King / 24
Egotism / 26
Custom-made / 27
Ma and me / 28
Land of fewer fairies / 29
Clay doll / 30
Sweet memories / 31
Rescue / 32
Monotony / 33
Gathering no moss / 34
Face in the crowd / 35
A poet of lesser credit / 36
Being human / 37
Virgins return / 38
Nowhere to hide / 39
Desert ride / 40
Ah… Krishna… / 41
Sakhi Ri… / 43

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *