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Histories

August 20, 2015 | By

A critical and enriching poem on the scope and purpose of art and how art originated in human minds.

art(1)

Cautious paths suit the scripted
sometime successful and the saintly.
Art is an amphora of excess and ability.
Kosher for those who shun cinctures.

(2)

In the parlor of politesse fireworks erupt.
Between us is a hardcover of history.
Legacies lacerate, yours and mine more.
Grief was our governess, trouble our toy.
Pain was our playground. The gauze
of geniality had to give in.

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The recently released, This Summer and That Summer, (Bloomsbury) is Sanjeev Sethi’s third book of poems. His work includes well-received volumes, Nine Summers Later and Suddenly For Someone. He has, at various phases of his career, written for newspapers, magazines, and journals. He has produced radio and television programs. His poems have found a home in The London Magazine, The Fortnightly Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Solstice Literary Magazine, Off the Coast Literary Journal, Oddball Magazine, Hamilton Stone Review, Literary Orphans, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, The Peregrine Muse, Otoliths, Kitaab, Café Dissensus Everyday, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Muse India, and elsewhere. Poems are forthcoming in Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Ink Sweat & Tears, First Literary Review-East, Meniscus, Futures Trading and The Jawline Review. He lives in Mumbai, India.
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