gives birth to utterance
to these small hands of mine
and still there is room to fill
I listen in silent amazement.
Light illumines the world
runs from sky to sky
My heart struggles for a voice. I cry
captive in endless meshes of music
I ask for a moment.
The works I have in hand I will finish.
My heart knows no rest. My work
becomes endless in a shoreless sea.
Summer has come to my window:
the bees, the flowering grove. Time
to sit still, face to face, to sing
of life in silent leisure
Priya Sarukkai Chabria is an award-winning poet, translator and writer who is acclaimed for her radical aesthetics across her eight books of poetry, spec-fic, literary non-fiction, novel and, as editor, two anthologies. Anthology publications include Another English: Anglophone Poems from Around the World, A Book of Bhakti Poetry: Eating God, Adelphiana, Asymptote, Drunken Boat, PEN International, Post Road, Reliquiae, The Literary Review(USA), The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, The British Journal of Literary Translation, Language for a New Century, Voyages of Body and Soul etc. She edits Poetry at Sangam. http://poetry.sangamhouse.org/