Prandial Plaint My love, I love your breasts, I love your nose. I love your accent and I love your toes. I am your slave. One word, and I obey. But please don't slurp your morning brew that way. Vikram Seth (1952 -
From The Times of India …
Vikram Seth is one if India’s most renowned writers. He’s known for his fiction and poetry and has been awarded with several honours in both Britain and India for his contirbution towards literature. He’s recieved a Padma Shri, a Sahitya Academy Award, a Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, an Order of the British Empire(Officer) and several other prizes for individual works.
His poetry is known for it’s witty wordplay, it’s rhythm and rhyme scheme. With simple words and thoughtful phrasing he evokes rich imagery, and there’s always a clever message clear towards the end.
And this is clearly evident in the above poem!
Prandial = during or in relation to dinner or lunch, such as a mealtime conversation
Plaint = complaint
What a wonderful humorous poem all about relationships and living together where the sublime and down to earth acceptance is such a contrast. That last line!