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MEMORY by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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This is a door handle. Push to enter.                   Hear the dromedaries’ hard breathing the small plane drone overhead large-grain sand scrunching underfoot your stilled breath ‘cause you think you’re where time stretches to a stop but it’s just you on … Continue reading

FIGURE* by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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What’s the figure in the carpet? This isn’t a Persian spread in amber, pomegranate and madder red, it’s no emperor’s dream underfoot of hunting cheetahs, fishponds and simurghs trailing vibgyor tails, each relic disbursed by war, restored and draped on … Continue reading

BIG MOSQUE, BUKHARA by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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The sky’s lofted firozi gleam, immaculate and unsupportable. Jade green dome bears down on the thrust of tiled gateway, tiled walls patterned and glazed as cobalt sunbursts, turquoise hexagons, ochre shamshas, white stars entwined by tendrils which end as buds … Continue reading

BAGAN, FIELD OF MERIT by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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Night sky: we live under stars we don’t see. Daybreak: weaver birds flit from hanging nests to call over water and lotus pollen. We hang between each reflection, the rest passes. Morning, afternoon, evening: drive your restless heart day after day … Continue reading

Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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Priya Sarukkai Chabria’s books include speculative fiction, cross-genre non-fiction, a novel, two poetry collections and translations of Tamil mystic Andal’s songs. Awarded for her Outstanding Contribution to Literature by the Indian Government, her work is translated into seven languages. Priya … Continue reading

Vasant/Spring by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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Sharad/Early Autumn by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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Grishma/Summer by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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Varsha/Rain by Priya Sarukkai Chabria

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