The only truth that matters is That all this love is mine to give It does not matter that I seek For it a container, as alms Seek a begging bowl... – Kamala Das PRITISH NANDY Tonight I surrender to the closing of wings: the Dark shall testify to this tremulous rhyme: Whenever you move under me, my body celebrates This beautiful ceremony... – Pritish Nandy This is a collection of love poems by two outstanding poets: Kamala Das and Pritish Nandy. Das is no longer alive but her reputation and following continue to grow. Pritish Nandy, with an imagery, power and immediacy that compliment hers, provides an apt accompaniment in this collection that was first published in 1979 and is now being reissued with stunning drawings by iconic artist Manu Parekh.