Friday, May 24, 2024

Reshma Ramesh

Contemporary Poets in Indian English-9

Poems of Reshma Ramesh found place in many international magazines and anthologies and were translated into languages of many countries. In her poem “Small Hands of Sivakashi” she writes about the children employed in preparing crackers using explosive material.

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She wonders how the people who use crackers during celebrations are insensitive to the fate of these children who are like birds which cannot fly though they had wings. Some of her poems express loneliness, feeling of being forlorn (‘so far away that even silence cannot travel between us’, ‘I am a conversation halted midway’) and expectation of fulfillment.

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In her poem on Olympos she is so enamored with everything there that she wants her heart never to return. Images like having ‘a river in her palm’ and ‘a mountain waking up on her chest’ abound all through her poems.

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Rajendra Singh Baisthakur
Rajendra Singh Baisthakur
Rajendra Singh Baisthakur had been a Lecturer in English. He is a poet, critic and translator. His interests are Literature, Philosophy and social media.


  1. One of the finest poets who writes on minute observations that few tend to get close to. It’s always a pleasure to read her works.


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