1

A bright red boat

Yellow capsicums

Blue fishing nets

Ochre fort walls

2

Sahar’s silk blouse

gold and sheer

Her dark black

kohl-lined lashes

3

A street child’s

brown fists

holding the rainbow

in his small grasp

4

My lost memory

white and frozen

now melts colour

ready to refract

Sudeep Sen is the author of Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins) and editor of The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry. For details, visit www.sudeepsen.net

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