In this room, the poems come and go
The arts, however diverse they may seem in their articulation, have a common ambition: to transfigure our consciousness, to amplify our senses, to expand the horizons of our being. In this spirit, let us recall that poetry and architecture have never been far apart. Poets have responded to the elegance of architecture; architects to the cadence of poetry. The word ‘stanza’ lies at the heart of both disciplines: a basic unit for organising a poem, it means ‘room’ in Italian. We inaugurate the poetry section of DOMUS India with scintillating new work by a contemporary poet-architect, Mustansir Dalvi.