Friday, 13 April 2018

LIP SERVICE


Elegantly Charted
Gently Parted

Soft and Curved
Well Reserved

Pinched and Pursed
I Fervently Thirst

Clamped and Sealed
Our Truths Concealed

I Read Your Lips
I Read Them Well...

A big thank you to Mysore-based Sangeetha Alwar for allowing me to use her image with my poem tonight. Sangeetha is a 23 year old professor of English literature. When she's not teaching critical theory or linguistics to a bunch of nineteen year olds, she spends her time doodling on every piece of paper she can find, or nestled on a comfy chair with a book and a cuppa strong coffee. Apart from being an avid reader and an enthusiastic artist, she's also an amateur poet and photographer. Her poetry has been published by Muse India on their online journal. Follow the super-talented Sangeetha on Instagram at www.instagram.com/__ms.alwar__


Please feel free to leave comments. You could leave a comment irrespective of whether or not you liked what you read. It's a great way to start a conversation or a dialogue. Most importantly, it helps me get better.

16 comments:

  1. That ooomph in your words... loved the poem!

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    1. Thank you Shesha. Glad you liked it :)

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  2. Lovely poem. Nice picture.

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    1. Thanks a ton Deepa. Glad you liked the pic as well, Take a bow Sangeetha :)

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  3. You read the lips in the most beautiful language!

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  4. I admire your play with words. Short and sensual poem :)

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    1. So thrilled to have impressed you. Thanks for dropping by :)

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