From the eyes of an Outsider

Jaipur, the pink city, is literally rosy.
The rich architecture makes it the pride of India
Who says India is
filled with mere dirt and grime?

Here history summons you!
The harks of the Maharajas and
Maharanis guide you
Through the labyrinthine
Jharokha studded walls and fine alleys of the forts
And drive you
to the historical past.

Bougainvillea decks the city heavier than the breastplates, trinklets
and bandanas of the belles.
Pink and yellow blooms that
dot the thick green stretches
anoint your desensitized heart.

No wonder it is the tourists’ hotspot
And an answer to all the
Global warming concerns.

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About sangeeta sharma

Dr Sangeeta Sharma is head of the department of English at Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, India. She is widely published as a critic and poet. Besides that, she is a regular freelance for Mumbai-based national newspapers. Recently, she published a book In the Shadows: Women in Arthur Miller's Plays and co-edited Delightful Dickens: Some tributes with Sunil Sharma published by YKing Books, Jaipur. Many of her literary and critical articles have been anthologized. Currently, she is engaged in a UGC-sponsored Minor Research Project on the Structural, phonological, orthographical, grammatical and lexical differences in British and American English. Under Faculty Exchange Programme, she visited the University Department of English, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA, in March-April 2012.

2 thoughts on “From the eyes of an Outsider

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” From the eyes of an outsider ” , acquaints the casual reader well with impressions of Jaipur. Although the poem’s narrative is competently structured ,the reader is let down by a peremptory final stanza that seems completely forced and out of kilter with the rest of the poem. Polemical statements are not poetry.

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