9 Feb

When you look at me

I want you to see

a thrush, a hedge, a

garbage can.

The wind, the mansions

and cotton candy;

the bells, the lights,

the smooth-paved street.

Anything, oh anything,

but a five foot nine inch woman

whose eyes you will never


10 Responses to “Pondicherry”

  1. Double Inverted Commas February 9, 2010 at 12:38 am #

    Whoa! You are a tall lady 🙂

  2. Anjali February 9, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    Very interesting poem! What’s your height, btw? I hope I haven’t asked a question i shouldn’t be asking!!

  3. wordjunkie February 9, 2010 at 10:54 am #

    Or you could sit down 🙂

  4. muthu February 9, 2010 at 11:34 am #


    the ending was poignant…..

    So who is refusing to meet your eyes ??

  5. dipali February 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    Phew- this one took my breath away, OJ!

  6. Girlonthebridge February 11, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    I stopped reading at 5 ft 9. NINE? When we meet I will be the Pygmy to your Gulliver.

  7. kalibilli February 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    I on the other hand like the startled look people get when I draw myself upright and they suddenly realise I’m as tall as all that.

    Of course, you’re quite a bit taller than me still!

  8. Orange Jammies February 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Double Inverted Commas: And you delurked to enlighten me? 😉

    Anjali: Read piece above.

    wordjunkie: Smart alec. 😛

    muthu: Nobody. I refused to meet theirs.

    dipali: Really? It was but a fragment scribbled a year ago.

    Girlonthebridge: *OJ wonders if she should mention the extra half inch.*

    kalibilli: People taller than I make me feel claustrophobic. Thankfully that doesn’t happen too often. I’m used to breathing rarefied air. 😉

  9. Anjali February 16, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    You are 5 feet 9 inches tall! Wow!

    By the way, I like the tag line on the header 🙂

  10. Orange Jammies February 20, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    Anjali: And a half.

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