The Maharishi and the Baby

by Ajmer Rode

The Maharishi whispers:
the flesh is Maya, the lie
the soul is eternal, the truth.

The baby
inside a starved womb insists
it must come out,
needs more flesh.

The maharishi
and the baby in the womb
stare across
into each other's eyes.

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Ajmer Rode has published books of poetry, drama, and translation in Punjabi and English. His works have been included in several anthologies in Canada and India. His 1000-page book Leela, co-authored with N Bharati, is included in outstanding works of the twentieth century Punjabi poetry. Ajmer is considered a founder of Canadian Punjabi drama. His poem “Stroll in a Particle” is among 8 international poems permanently inscribed on a public wall outside the new building of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, 2011

Last updated December 12, 2013