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A Choreographer's Cartography

by Raman Mundair

Roam from Shetland to India via a sexual encounter in Blackpool. Discover the joys of bhangra and the shoormal. Find out about Queen Victoria and her Sikh bodyguard. Or why the waltz is subversive. Go on a poetic joyride, a dance of compassionate anger and sensual sensitivity. Or simply sit back, let the language flow over you and enjoy.

Extract

December darkness,
the comfort of bed
creeps closer as hours
contract - folding in sleep,
Snug - the sound of rain
lonely against the pane,
waiting to be let in

South Nesting, Shetland

Parallels

Darling by Jackie Kay
Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect by Robert Burns
 

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