Jehangir, or: Sangeetha

Blank Verse

Handwriting so neat it could have been typed;
envelope worn from international
journey through the clouds; J. R. D. Tata,
the first licensed pilot in India,
features on six stamps in the upper left
corner, but he's upside-down; I wonder 
if his flight was turbulent, or whether 
he rolled, pitched, and yawed for the fun of it.

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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24 thoughts on “Jehangir, or: Sangeetha”

  1. I hope the stamps aren’t a secret code! I know if you put an American stamp with a flag on it upside down it indicates distress or that the sender is in peril!! Still the verse is a wonderful flight of fancy!!

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