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used in Running in the Family

3 uses
  • As discreetly and carefully as whatever animals in the garden fold brown leaves into their mouths, visit the drain for water, or scale the broken glass that crowns the walls.
    p. 190.7
  • ...prints.
    In the village,
    a woman shuffles rice in a cane mat.
    Grit and husk separate
    are thrown to the sun.
    From his darkness among high flowers
    to this room contained by mud walls
    everything that is important occurs in shadow—
    her discreet slow moving his dreams of walking
    from tree to tree without ropes.
    It is not vanity which allows him this freedom
    but skill and habit, the curved knife
     his father gave him, it is the coolness up there
    —for the ground's heat has not...
    p. 88.8
  • The thin muscle on the upper arms, the bones and veins at the wrist that almost become part of the discreet bangle, all disappearing into the river of bright sari or faded cotton print.
    p. 110.6

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