#11 - A poem for lovers who stay strangers (a little bit)

In this episode, I read two poems - well a poem and a passage. The poem is - "The Whistler" by Mary Oliver. And the passage is, passage #18 from Ravish Kumar's Hindi anthology of micro prose - "Ishq mein Shehr Hona". The pieces have a complimentary message - The Whistler is a poem that sheds some light on how even in long relationships, there are parts of of your lover's personality that take you by surprise, sometimes after many years. And Ravish's passage, furthers this thought to say, that it is essential in fact, that some strangeness, some unfamiliarity exist between lovers, for that is what keeps the love alive. After a series of dark episodes, enjoy this light but poignant dispatch. Tune in! I read from Ravish Kumar's book, from a copy I own. And from the brainpickings website here - https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/01/20/mary-oliver-molly-malone-cook-our-world/ The host, Ravneet Bawa as -   @one_third_above on Instagram   @maikeya on Twitter   Email: ravneet_bawa@icloud.com   Disclaimer: This podcast is created for sharing with friends and family, and only as a passion project amidst the Covid lockdown with no commercial interest. In all cases I read only from sources on the public internet or copies of books I possess.

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