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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Rati Saxena - Poet/ Translator/ Editor (kritya) / Director Poetry festivals-Kritya and vedic scholar. She has 9 collections of poetry in Hindi and English, one criticism, one travelogue, and one Memoire, and translation of 15 books, along with research orientated works and books, She has participated in most of the important poetry festivals of the world.

Rati Saxena




English translation by Seth Michelson

An itch in the sole of my foot
reminds me of my roots

and while searching for them
I wander aimlessly

though they're not very far:
only five feet and a few inches down

not very deep,
but they shift in the evening
so by the time I draw near,
my soles are disappearing
into their own shadow.