The Bombay Literary Magazine

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Category: Poetry

Fish Eyes – by Michelle D’costa

For Mama *** Mom and I talk in the kitchen only. I follow her and say, in English, I miss the Arab fisherman from Marina beach terribly. The joy in your eyes when he caught a fish every Saturday was special. She says in Konkani. Dole pole. She points at the fish eyes. I search [...]

Three Poems – by Aishwarya Iyer

The poems can be read in their original format by clicking here

Picked Up Ghazals – by Ranjani Murali

(To access the poem in its original format, please click here) *** I’m going to quit school and join the boy scouts. He ran away when he was fifteen. The sleeper trains used to have green leather seats. The news flash read: Traps are being laid to capture innocent animals and to enslave unsuspecting natives. [...]

Four Poems – by Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

To preserve the format of these poems, we have made them available in a downloadable Pdf. To open the Pdf, please click here

Two Poems – by Akhil Katyal

When Shammi Kapoor slides down the snow in Junglee, shouting ‘Yahoo’, they tell you it’s Kashmir but it is actually Kufri, near Shimla. When Ranbir Kapoor climbs up the snow in YJHD, all moon-struck, they tell you it’s Manali but it is actually Gulmarg, in Kashmir. So we’ve always got it wrong – grand-uncle or [...]

5 Poems – by Daniel Bennett

The poems below might not have kept Bennett’s original indentations. For the PDF, click this link. * Plantation House Lazy heat on the veranda. Slow crawl of days. Time ripples like white veins through red marble. The ceiling fan slaps a devil mask in beating shadows. The man reads a two-day-old Financial Times, taps ash [...]