Prithvindra Chakravarti: Twin Mangoes

By | 2 February 2001

We never spoke, never sat face to face.
Our company evaporated with the morning dew.
The midday sweat dried up on the quilted
rice field: our wornout scarfs and robes

reincarnated as embroidered ripples
all around, a blossom in the centre,
the rainbow snakes guarding the borders.
We never sat face to face, never spoke.

We hung like twin mangoes
from the forked bough of an ancient tree.

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