PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
Mark FordLetters And So It Goes
Letters from Young Mr Grace
(aka John Ashbery)

(PN Review 239)
Henry Kingon Toby Martinez de las Rivas
(PN Review 244)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Tim Parksin conversation with Natalia Ginzburg
(PN Review 49)
Next Issue Subha Mukherji Dying and Living with De la Mare Carl Phillips Fall Colors and other poems Alex Wylie The Bureaucratic Sublime: on the secret joys of contemporary poetry Marilyn Hacker Montpeyroux Sonnets David Herman Memories of Raymond Williams
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
PNR 250 Poetry Archive Banner
PN Review New Issue

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.
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image