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Author: VAZIRANI, REETIKA
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Vazirani, Reetika    Poet's Biography
35 poems available by this author


AT THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC AND ....    Poem Text    
First Line: Maestro plays a raga at dusk
Subject(s): India; Music & Musicians


BEIJING    Poem Text    
First Line: Mao wanted to get rid of birds
Last Line: A watery eye is its only home
Subject(s): Beijing, China; Birds


BOARDING: 1. MUSSOORIE, UTTAR PRADESH    Poem Text    
First Line: In the himalayas, I ran faster than any girl
Last Line: Then the mountain soldiers drove us up
Subject(s): Railroads; Schools; Travel; India; Railways; Trains; Students; Journeys; Trips


BOARDING: 2. HOLIDAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: In maths, geeta's long black plait
Last Line: When jesus was born, it was quiet like this
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; Schools; India; Nativity, The; Students


BOARDING: 3. THE DIVORCE    Poem Text    
First Line: We get measured and weighted in the spring
Last Line: And it is never like that again, lustrous silk, shaking
Subject(s): Farewell; Mothers & Daughters; India; Parting


BOARDING: 4. INDEPENDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am ten, the british quit
Last Line: Foggy weather, shakespeare. We made a trade
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; Independence; Libraries & Librarians; India; English History


BOARDING: 5. THE DADAR SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND    Poem Text    
First Line: They ask me, what are shadows?
Last Line: A girl, I have lost my way
Variant Title(s): The Dadar School For The Blind
Subject(s): Blindness; Schools; Inida; English In India; Visually Handicapped


BOARDING: 6. GRADUATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I notice how lush it is since I came when doorways
Last Line: Phoned, her parents had already traded beauty for his land
Subject(s): Commencement; Schools; India; Graduation; Students


CONFEDERATE    Poem Text    
First Line: He doesn't look like a citadel cadet
Variant Title(s): No Bumper Sticker
Subject(s): Ethnic Identity; India


DAUGHTER-MOTHER-MAYA-SEETA    Poem Text    
First Line: To replay errors
Last Line: On my face never turned me porcelain
Subject(s): Life; Mothers & Daughters


DREAM OF THE EVIL SERVANT    Poem Text    
First Line: We kept war in the kitchen
Last Line: I am wretched. Be my mother. Be my maid
Subject(s): Dreams; India; Nightmares


EMIGRATION    Poem Text    
First Line: No packing list, and no money
Last Line: And good evening from a lighted coast
Subject(s): Immigrants; Travel; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Journeys; Trips


ENGLISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Their army barracks were fun in the jungle
Last Line: With its thin rays on the windowpane
Variant Title(s): Lunch At The Army Canteen
Subject(s): English Language; Generals; Great Britain - Civil War; Military; Soldiers; English Civil War


FRIDAY MIXER    Poem Text    
First Line: The chapel hill rotary invited me twice
Last Line: The duchess who sailed days across a flat world
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Parties


FROM THE POSTCARD AT VERTIGO BOOKSTORE IN D.C.    Poem Text    
First Line: N the photograph of billie holiday taken by mickey pallas at the 1957
Subject(s): Holiday, Billie (1915-1959)


GHALIB SPEAKS OF HIS POET FRIENDS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


INDEPENDENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: When I am nine, the british quit
Subject(s): India - British Rule


IT'S A YOUNG COUNTRY AND WE CANNOT BEAR TO GROW OLD    Poem Text    
First Line: James baldwin marilyn monroe


IT'S ME, I'M NOT HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: It's late in the city, and I'm fast asleep
Subject(s): Calls And Calling, Social; Love Affairs; Romance; Telephones


LETTER TO JAIPUR, 1989    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to tell, rekha
Last Line: Nineteen forty-four to fifty-five
Subject(s): Himalayas (Mountains); Letters


LETTER TO THE MOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: How could I have ignored you
Subject(s): Letters


LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: I would not sing you to sleep
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Beginnings


MAYA TO HERSELF AND THEN TO HER GARDENER    Poem Text    
First Line: Grass cut trees need pruning
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


MOUTH-ORGANS AND DRUMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fighting god it shattered belts
Last Line: All flags no one kingdom select
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


NIKOS AT 42    Poem Text    
First Line: Today's like yesterday
Subject(s): Idleness; Marriage; Laziness; Sloth; Indolence; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PERSONAL ADS    Poem Text    
First Line: So I paid her twice a week
Subject(s): Divorce


QUIET DEATH IN A RED CLOSET    Poem Text    
First Line: Fourteen anniversaries
Last Line: Someone had to go
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


REMEMBERING JEAN RHYS       
First Line: To think of bitter memories back in one's sleep
Subject(s): Memory; Rhys, Jean (1894-1979)


SEETA    Poem Text    
First Line: Thinking myself between cities
Last Line: My life did not comprise me it was so brief
Variant Title(s): Seeta In Her Old Age
Subject(s): Aging; Life; Old Age


SUNDAY SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: The blue-haired ladies thought us refugees
Last Line: A bicentennial flush with millennia
Subject(s): Religious Education; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


THE LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I took the train from patiala
Last Line: Iíll raise my girls, then Iíll be back to taste the morning
Variant Title(s): The Lover New Delhi, 1965
Subject(s): Love Affairs


THE POSTCARD AT VERTIGO BOOKS IN D. C., SELS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the photo of billie holiday at the 1957 newport jazz festival
Last Line: Look for it and itís not there
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Famous People; Holiday, Billie (1915-1959); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Photography & Photographers; Singing & Singers


TO ANGELINA FROM NIKOS IN HIS OLD AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The time comes, angelina, and the day's blinking
Last Line: So all my life I rode my horse
Subject(s): Old Age


TYPE A    Poem Text    
First Line: Blind date is how I lucked out with him
Subject(s): Love; Romeo & Juliet


WILLIAM'S VISIT    Poem Text    
First Line: He came like a slipknot his car
Last Line: Pretend it's paris june light until eleven o'clock
Subject(s): Automobiles; Guests; Travel; Cars; Visiting; Journeys; Trips