Poem introduction

'Where Will the Next One Come From': by 'next one' is meant the next poem

Where Will the Next One Come From?

The next one will come from the air
It will be an overripe pumpkin
It will be the missing shoe

The next one will climb down
From the tree
When I'm asleep

The next one I will have to sow
For the next one I will have
To walk in the rain

The next one I shall not write
It will rise like bread
It will be the curse coming home


from Distance in Statute Miles (Clearing House, 1982), © Arvind Krishna Mehrotra 1982, used by permission of the author

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1The Sale

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2Continuities

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3Kite

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4Canticle for my Son

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5The Roys

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6Engraving of a Bison on Stone

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7Distance in Statute Miles

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8Two Lakes

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9Where Will the Next One Come From?

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10Company Period

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11On the Death of a Sunday Painter

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12After Maluk

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13Bhojpuri Descant

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14Approaching Fifty

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15Borges

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16Memoranda

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17Locking Up

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18I Cannot Live here All my Life

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21Ironing Lady

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22Death in an Art Deco House

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23The Fracture

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24Herodotus, My Mother, and Civets

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25The Meal

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26Summer Break

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27Paradise Flycatcher

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28Picking Pole

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29Hedge Scissors

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30Hoopoe

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31Seven Sisters

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32Looking Out

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