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It’s only words... An excerpt from the book of poetry, Love Without A Story!


An excerpt from award-winning author Arundhati Subramaniam’s book of poetry, Love Without A Story

Love Without A Story!

WHEN LANDSCAPE BECOMES WOMAN

I was eight when I looked through a keyhole

and saw my mother in the drawing room in her hibiscus silk sari,

her fingers slender around a glass of iced cola

and I grew suddenly shy for never having seen her before.

I knew her well, of course – serene undulation of blue mulmul, wrist serrated by thin gold bangle, gentle convexity of mole on upper right arm, and her high arched feet – better than I knew myself ...


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