written by: Deesha Lathigara
Deep within the eyes of a dancer,
irises and poems bloom
On her cupped curled
kohl-lined eyelids, similies smile
On her eyelids, metaphors arch,
Waiting to flutter.
On her bosom’s electric- silk fabric,
Secret lyrics are bloused
Her limbs’ slender extension-tips
Decant arias, thumris sing, soar.
Her balletic grace, liquid-
She dances on water-always afloat
Even khusro and kabir-
Stunned, tongue-tied, searchingly
Compete to compose couplets
For her next movement
With wide-eyed pupils
She cajoles, seeking her lover
While hidden in the dancer’s heart
The beloved quietly resides.
Deesha Lathigara from Rajkot, Gujarat, India is a post graduate student of English literature. Her fondness towards English literature has led her to publish a few research papers and poetries in various universities and journals, national and international. While exploring her hands on interdisciplinary arenas she has actively inculcated interests in disciplines such as General Semantics, Film Studies and Indian English writings. She is a trained Kathak dancer possessing a master’s degree which is why she thrives to induce her literary experiments which her experiences.
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