Rukmini Bhaya Nair
Rukmini Bhaya Nair Poems
- Feasts (A Song For Spice Girls...
- Margins, Ma(I)nstream A woman is a thing apart. She is ...
- A Politically Incorrect Ode To... Whitman isn't in He ...
- Love my son, not quite seven, said
- Kali A goddess chews on myth As other women might on ...
- Gargi's Silence Where in the barefoot world you wander Will ...
- Sentence Witheringly, Glances uncover What they shouldn't.
Rukmini Bhaya Nair is an eminent linguist, award winning poet, writer and critic of India. She won the First Prize in the All India Poetry Competition in 1990 organized by The Poetry Society (India) in collaboration with British Council.
Rukmini Bhaya Nair received her Ph.D at the University of Cambridge. She specializes in cognitive linguistics and critical theory. She is a professor ... more »
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Feasts (A Song For Spice Girls Everywhere)
When at nights you feel
On another's tongue
Lime's quick murderous knife
Sliding in among
Wild strawberry orgies
Arabesques of garlic
The sentinel cloves
You wonder about desire
How it can be found
Delicate as rose water
Or frank as coriander
Rising from your lover's
Breath, mustard fumey
What lingers after
You consume each other
Is this memory of spices
Dancing salt waltzes
And mint fritillaries
Waving to parsley fronds
Which is why the milky
Delicacy of ...