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This poem is taken from PN Review 180, Volume 34 Number 4, March - April 2008.

Two Sequences Sujata Bhatt

Nine Poems in Response to Lithographs by Paula Rego

Girl Reading at Window

While Jane reads
she becomes the sea and the sun
and all the reflections in the glass -

She becomes the window's clouds and flies and dust,
     the window's eggs and spiders, voice and soul,
the window's obedient daughter -

And now, the window
has a new story to tell.


Loving Bewick

Don't interrupt -

     When I'm loving Bewick
you don't exist for me.
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