Delhi, Agra, Chennai, Benares, Rajastan, the names of places that have the scent of spices and incense, the weight of silks gilded with embroideries, heavy with pearls.  India captured my heart the first time I landed there at night, and drove by hands warming around fires, wandered the marketplaces, smiled back at the warmth of the people I met.  I left part of my heart there, so I must keep returning…

Click on the above title 'INDIA' to read the poem 'INDIA SONG' by Susan Aurinko






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