Sunday, November 20, 2011

KAIFI AZMI....





THE WORLD I SEEK I CAN NOT FIND
A NEW EARTH, A NEW SKY I CANNOT FIND.

A NEW EARTH, A NEW SKY EVEN IF I FIND
NO TRACE OF A NEW MAN CAN I FIND.

I HAVE FOUND THE SWORD THAT WAS USED TO KILL ME
NO ONE'S FINGERPRINT  ON IT CAN I FIND.

THAT IS MY VILLAGE, THOSE MY VILLAGE HEARTHS
LET ALONE THE EMBES, SMOKE I CANNOT FIND.

IT IS NOT A GREAT CALAMITY, IF GOD CAN NOT BE FOUND
A TRACE OF MY OWN FINGERPRINTS  I CANNOT FIND.

FOR AN ETERNITY I HAVE  STOOD HERE AMONG THE CROWD
NOT A TRACE OF YOUR FACE CAN I FIND.......


( A  MASTERPIECE BY ' KAIFI AZMI'  A RENOWNED POET  TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH BY PAWAN K.  VERMA)