Inventing A New Story Every Day
Semeen Ali
ISLANDS by Keki N. Daruwalla Tranquebar, Westland, 2015, 216 pp., 325
May 2015, volume 39, No 5

Time here is slow as a coral, thickening
in its thickets each year an inch wide;
time, reduced to basics, sundown, star-set;
as the sea ebbs and surges, and the winds
on, islands invent their own counsel: slow
down your blood- beat to the rhythms of the tide.
Keki N. Daruwalla

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