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Blessing- Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz dharker lives in Mumbai in India where during the dry season the temperature can
reach up to 40 degrees. The poem is set in a vast area of temporary accommodation
called Dharavi on the outskirts of Mumbai, where millions of migrants have gathered
from other parts…

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The poem opens with a striking visual image of the skin cracking because it is so dried
out with the hot weather. `The skin cracks like a pod', a pod usually cracks open. With
this line I imagine the skin being sore and painful because it has cracked open like…


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