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Facets of life


Some scientist discovered...
you can always take the same road back...
Yes! You can take the same road back... I thought
the grasses are green
the sky is blue
but just that it looks different
the road seems longer and you are walking alone.

POEMS THAT explored the different facets of life were read out at a reading session at Pasha, The Park. Organised by Prakriti foundation, Priyamvada N Purushotham and Tishani Doshi recited extracts from their poems — "Cats' eyes on a highway" and "Poems in light and dark". The session was set against a dark background with a visual landscape of black and white photography. The innocence of a little girl, happiness of a lover, agony of an old woman and other emotions find expression in their poems.

I took a bus to travel westward...

I am not sure why I travelled so far, walking far away from reality

May be I missed the right bus

Some of the poems portrayed the sad reality of life in a subtle manner. The duo had quit their earlier professions to take up poetry-writing — while Priyamvada left a career in copywriting to pursue poetry, Tishani, a recipient of Eric Gregory Award for her poems in 2001, gave up her job in a magazine to write full time. She has also published her poems in various journals in the U.K. The session that lasted for about an hour is the second of its kind and Prakriti Foundation hopes to organise similar reading sessions in the future.

PRASSANA SRINIVASAN

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