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"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A Writer's Desk

Sun on my back,
Ganpati in front,
One’s got my back,
The other his eye 
on me -

Watchful, benign, the amanuensis
Of India’s Greatest Story
Has witnessed several crises
In this writer’s 
writerly life -

Sunny, one day
Cloudy, the next,
Two days alike are outre
In this job that rivals
a gambler’s -

Tea is a succour,
As is a manuscript that’s ready
To make me an editor,
An honour that befalls me
ever so rarely -

Chip & chop,
Trim and truss,
a scalpel, a mop - ah Aesop,
you’d know, the tools of trade,
millennia on, they stay the same.
©Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

1 comment:

  1. Hi Manreet,

    Wow, that's quite a busy desk. So, that's how a writer's desk looks like ;)
    Beautiful lines describing your entire environment in the four walls of your room. Loved reading this.


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