Monday, September 27, 2010

Meeting Poets

Meeting poets I am disconcerted sometimes
by the colour of their socks
the suspicion of a wig
the wasp in the voice
and an air, sometimes, of dankness.

Best to meet in poems:
cool speckled shells
in which one hears
a sad but distant sea.

Eunice deSouza

I love the wit, economy and irony of Eunice deSouza's poems. I was amongst those lucky students who studied under her just before she retired. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a brilliant professor - I owe my love of Jane Austen largely to her extremely engaging and thought provoking lectures.  
(For Karin)


ks said...

beautiful! shreya send your blog link to jai aunty, she'll like it :)

Shreya said...

I think I might send an email to some of the family soon :)