PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
News and Notes
PN Review Prize winners announced
Carcanet Press and PN Review are delighted to announce the winners of the first ever PN Review Prize. read more
Most Read... Drew MilneTom Raworth’s Writing
‘present past improved’: Tom Raworth’s Writing

(PN Review 236)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Alejandro Fernandez-OsorioPomace (trans. James Womack)
(PN Review 236)
Kei MillerIn the Shadow of Derek Walcott

(PN Review 235)
Kate BinghamPuddle
(PN Review 236)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Gratis Ad 1
Gratis Ad 2
Next Issue CELEBRATING JOHN ASHBERY Contributors include Mark Ford, Marina Warner, Jeremy Over, Theophilus Kwek, Sam Riviere, Luke Kennard, Philip Terry,Agnes Lehoczky, Emily Critchley, Oli Hazard and others Miles Champion The Gold Standard Rebecca Watts The Cult of the Noble Amateur Marina Tsvetaeva ‘My desire has the features of a woman’: Two Letters translated by Christopher Whyte Iain Bamforth Black and White

This poem is taken from PN Review 213, Volume 40 Number 1, September - October 2013.

'Another Muse' and Other Poems Sujata Bhatt
Another Muse

Four a.m. and brightness already -

Today, the sun begins as a white rose,
a white rose tinged with silver and blue.

Still hours before I'll see
               any pink or yellow -

Windows open all night -

My dreams want me
    to believe they are true -

This morning smells of a newborn infant's skin
        in those moments
just before the newborn mouth opens -

This morning smells of wet grass,
       full moon drenched grass -
A restless sweetness, pungent - a sweetness, dense
          and thickening with snails and worms -

Searching, please wait... animated waiting image