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A bright red boat

Yellow capsicums

Blue fishing nets

Ochre fort walls


Sahar’s silk blouse

gold and sheer

Her dark black

kohl-lined lashes


A street child’s

brown fists

holding the rainbow

in his small grasp


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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