Quietus by Ranjit Hoskote

Silence is clean, a frigate leaving a harbour
with no siren wailing.

Silence is a tureen that needs no scouring
for the last stains of grammar.

Silence is fire,
a threat with no reprieve.

Silence is a panther
that stalks us through jade eyes.

From: http://www.nthposition.com/theorientalistquietus.php

Date: 2003

By: Ranjit Hoskote (1969- )

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