In just a wish, in a single night one can murder multitudes of men
And in a single night one can host a splendid memorial-service
As a matter of course, in our country, this very service is now our popular democratic norm
In just a wish, within a single night, with the door and window open, one can stay naked
And in a single night, one can dress through many costumes
In just a wish, at times, like our country’s virtuous citizen one can stay meditatively mute
And sometimes along with a news-letter, yell : “shame” shame”.
In just a wish, at times, citing the refugee could beg through roads and streets
And at times stating self defense can make a ruckus of river and country.
As a matter of course, in our country, this very service is now our popular democratic norm.
|Indian Review Notes:|
|Samir Tanti has composed seven anthologies of poetry and two prose collections. His first book was Yuddhabhumir Kavita (1985) and did receive critical appreciation for his Kadam Phular Rati (2001)|