Anne Ranasinghe

Anne Ranasinghe was a Jewish-German poet born in Sri Lanka who wrote in English. She is considered to be one of Sir Lanka’s best English-language writers. Her first collection was published in 1971, titled And the Sun That Sucks The Earth to Dry. She died in 2016 at the age of 91. 

On the Beach

‘On the Beach’ by Anne Ranasinghe is a dark and disturbing poem in which the poet explores sadism through the narrative of a dog’s fate at the beach.


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