The Poverty of Colour

by Suchaita Tenneti I lie loosely erect, bend as I ascend and grow thin; Arms spurt at will, speckled with faint dabs of green. Before me, my spiked sister – denser, barer, shapelier – we stare without looking, But my panoptic vision: tunicked cups, Bursts of colour—blue, yellow, red—embrace life in their tender folds. I meditate: gliding my fingers over their layered faces, feel their intricate finery, divinely crafted, An alien rush fills my pores – whiffs – unsubtle, proud,…

Proverbs for Doing Battle – The Consonants

Proverbs for Doing Battle – The Consonants by Priya Sarukkai Chabria Priya Sarukkai Chabria is a poet, writer and translator. Recipient of the Indian Government’s Senior Fellowship to Outstanding Artists in Literature she edits Poetry at Sangam. Her five books include poetry, novels and non-fiction. Her work is translated into French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian and Tamil and is published in international anthologies, journals and websites. Forthcoming are translations of Tamil mystic Aandaal’s songs. “I’d recently read Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s stunning…