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Eve, Raphael & the Proletariat

Poetry by Sutputra Radheye

Painting by Raphael
(1)

when she walks away
she melts the snowflakes
as raphael stares
to draw lines and exhibit
in a gallery in Paris
where woody allen would
direct a film on her untamed
skin before the midnight grows
old and falls down

she causes earthquakes
in multiple planets
with each step marching
forward as eyes gather
to glimpse the art
that inspired raphael
to move away from God
and draw Eve


(2)

If anyone asks you
Who are you?
Tell them
You are violence
The violence of the sickle
That a farmer carries
The violence of the hammer
That a majdoor uses
The violence of words
That Paash vomited
The violence of dissent
That proletariats hold
In their warm hearts

*majdoor is a labourer
*Paash is a Punjabi poet

Sutputra Radheye is a young poet from India. He has published two poetry collections — Worshipping Bodies (Notion Press) and Inqalaab on the Walls (Delhi Poetry Slam). His works are reflective of the society he lives in and tries to capture the marginalised side of the story.

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