The opening up of Indian English poetry to reality in its many guises is perhaps Nissim Ezekiel’s most significant influence -- An influence that sought to acclimatize Indian readers to newer climates of finer sensibilities and deeper insights. Life with all its delectations and desires, pains and pangs, losses and lamentations are very intensely felt and expressed with a rare candid stance. The high watermark of the poet’s talent lies in the various engaging pictures of a noble old woman, a coy damsel, a submissive mistress, a lady of the house, a seducer, or a benevolent mother. His work is replete with a series of continuous and interdependent pictures exquisitely balanced. Indians seem to suffer deep anxieties about the precariousness of the image of a woman wherein they fascinatingly adore an erect and immaculate image. But very remorselessly Ezekiel did not corroborate this dominant image of a woman in Indian imagination.