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Aavantika love

old delhi, this evening i watch people
mingling in dusk
kites that hold the last
sky at ransom
the muzzeins cry from jama masjid evoking
vengeance
belief
smells and
nighteyes
from the ramparts of red fort
chasing
again
the swirl of your hair
the tilt of your breasts
within my stronghold of
passions.

(c) Amitabh Mitra 2002

Amitabh Mitra
Amitabh Mitra is an Orthopaedic Surgeon / Aviation Medicine Expert working in a major hospital in East London in South Africa. His poetry has a strong indian influence, primarily from the historical towns of Delhi and Gwalior. His first book of poems was published in India in 1980 under the title of Ritual Silences.