Poems by Yasmin Sawhney

Maqbool Fida Husain

a poem by Yasmin Sawhney

M – Metaphor Man
Marvelous thinker
Master of the bristle tool
Maverick
Magician
Movie-maker and
Above all a
Misread
Monk.

F – Fertile mind,
Febrile too.
Willful child… of a Greater God
Fabled
Flush with Funds.
Famed,
Sometimes
Framed.
Fountainhead of line and lore.
Making
Forms dance
To his personal score.

H – High priest of
Harmony and
Hue.
High-flying sage
Of the snow-white locks, Lolita lips
Spindly-hands, unshod feet
And figure of stacked sticks.
Unruffled, writing-
Writing a fresh
History
Of ‘new-age’ Indian Art.