Dilip Chitre

(17 September 1938 – 10 December 2009 / Gujarat / India)

Dilip Chitre Poems

1. Flesh Tint 3/29/2012
2. At Midnight in the Bakery at the Corner 3/29/2012
3. Father Returning Home 3/29/2012
4. Lost Images 3/29/2012
5. In The Light of Birds 3/29/2012
6. Ode To Bombay 3/29/2012
7. The House of My Childhood 3/29/2012
8. Determined to Tell Lies 3/29/2012
9. The Rains 3/29/2012
10. The view from Chinchpokli 3/29/2012
11. The River Indrayani at Dehu 3/29/2012
12. Frescoes 3/29/2012
13. Leningrad, sans Mandelstam, April 1980 3/29/2012
14. Prophets 3/29/2012
15. They Tell Me Your Colour is Blue 3/29/2012
16. Bhopal Embryos 3/29/2012
17. In Your Poisoned Wounds 3/29/2012
18. Haiku in the Memory of Dadar Beach Circa 1957 3/29/2012
19. Your First Lover 3/29/2012
20. Horniman Circle Garden Circa 1964 3/29/2012

Prophets

Prophets have light
Screwed tight in their eyes. They cannot see the darkness
Inside their own loincloth. Their speech has grace
And their voice tenderness. When prophets arrive
Dogs do not bark. They only wag their tails
Like newspaper reporters. Their tongues hang out
And drool as profusely
As editorials.
Crowds in the street

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