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The Indian Quarterly – A Literary & Cultural Magazine – Arundhathi Subramaniam

Arundhathi Subramaniam

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Child's Play 11 | Trevor Burgess

Child’s Play 11 | Trevor Burgess

They vanish as abruptly
as they appear,


busy perfecting
the art of truancy
when they send you away to school.

They cry ‘wolf’ many times over
but when you turn for a moment,
they melt away,
velvet-pawed, sure-footed,
into the night.

This poem was published in Apr-Jun 2019 issue. It is from her forthcoming book, Love without a Story.

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One Comment

  1. Kartik April 30, 2019 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    If you’ve bought the book, and if you’ve read it, please do, read my review of it (more of a study really, of the movement in tone, and style, from her previous book).

    You can find it here:

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