“Or was it that her heart, roped by two different loves, was being pulled both East and West…(p.201)
But I, too, have ropes around my neck . . .” (p.211)
Read Sujata Bhatt's poem “Search for My Tongue” which uses an extended metaphor
to express the desire to retain a sense of culture and identity through language. (You can watch the poem as a slideshow here
Read Moniza Alvi's poem “Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan” which presents the experience of growing up in two different cultures. Consider the use of imagery
to suggest different perspectives and views of a culture. (You can watch the poem as a slideshow here
Write a poem that uses a range of imagery to explore the idea of being caught between two worlds or cultures or positions.