sheena blackhall

(18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Old Woman and Pig, Jaipur


The bus stalled at a pot-hole
I watched through the steamed-up window
An old woman pause to squat.
Lifting her colourful sari
(Fiery as Siva, golden as marigolds)
Near to a sacred ghat,
She exposed her withered withers,
Assumed the excreting position.

Her body divided sharply,
A curving scimitar slash;
Through the thin grey gash
A brown banana of shit
Emerged from its peel
A noon deposit the rooting hog would bank.

Submitted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Edited: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Old Woman and Pig, Jaipur by sheena blackhall )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Me and Life, silenced work
  2. Gently, Agboyi Felix
  3. Culture And Custom, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Rare Object, Naveed Akram
  5. 2014, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. Death My Greatest Curse, Henry Isiekwe
  7. At Home, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Return Of The Chariot, Naveed Akram
  9. Getting Ready, Terry Collett
  10. Trampled, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  6. Stars, Joyce Kilmer
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]