10/02/09

tatvam

moditvam
new tatvam
in old wine
like a new grave
covering the long dead
to provoke fresh grief
stoke old malice.

advanitam
you are that
sanyasi with
a wife children
microwave tv
who'll give up
all for a place
in that shunya
where pakistan
fills the world.

hindutvam
several notes
one drone
several gods
one maya
several jatis
one chosen nation
several victims
one hangman.

my translation of avidhEya's tatvam (published in surya, august 2007).

4 comments:

me1084 said...

//several victims
one hangman.//

awesome!

Indian said...

Hmm, your views are different from mine. Anyway, thanks for the link on BlogBharti!

Jo said...

I love this new series of posts from your, with translations.

kuffir said...

thanks me1084, jo.. :)

indian, thanks for dropping by.

 
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