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Blessing By Imtiaz Dharker

The skin cracks like a pod

There is never enough water

Imagine the drip of it,

The small splash, echo

In a tin mug

The voice of a kindly god

Sometimes, the sudden rush

Of fortune. The municipal pipe bursts,

Silver crashes to the ground

And…

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The simile in line 1 " the skin cracks like a pod" is effective because the poet has decided to
bring in the topic of the dryness that is present without telling the reader that she is going to
be talking about the dryness of the…

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