The imp caused a hullabaloo Pouring out her sister's shampoo Into their mom's fruit chutney stew- How both wanted to punch her! They chased her from the bungalow Like juggernauts with dad in tow Through the veranda (what a show!), Their metal bangles jangling.
d’Verse poetics: The Indian connection
At d’Verse, we were encouraged to write poems that include four of the following words from the Indian subcontinent that have made their way into English:
I opted for a poem in ‘ovi’ form because it is from the Marathi Region of India.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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40 thoughts on “Rascal, or: Dusht (दुष्ट)”
Loved this one. The words played out like a visual scene. Well done, David! 🙂
💗🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💗 ~ thanks! This was a fun one.
quite a delightful melting pot David 💞
💖🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💖
It’s Marathi, not Maranthi!
Thanks so much, Lov! I copy-pasted from the poetry website – I hate having typos! I’ll change it 🙂
You are welcome 🤗🤗🤗
Loved it! You’ve captured the impishness of childhood beautifully, David. 😊
❤️🙏🏻 Gwen 🙏🏻❤️ ~ thanks so much!
This is so sweet and reminded me of childhood. Lovely!
You can find my poem here: http://www.the-appalachian-gypsy.com/2022/10/watching-night-fall-across-city.html
❤ Stacy ❤ ~ thank you, and ~ your poem is so lovely! Thank you for sharing it with me 🙂
Loved the wordplay ✍️💞✨ Great piece David.
💙🙏🏻 Amber 🙏🏻💙 ~ thanks! This was a fun one!