Sin and Prayer

I am pulling out from the committed 
sin, cadaver walking, 
digging the gold from the pit. 

Footwears of dead men were 
heaped into a pile when 
god was praying. 

Was it a perceived tragedy 
of a man drawing doodles 
to offset the sunset? 

You were alone, dousing 
the fire and shaping the clay. The 
hamlet was less inclined to intercede. 

Your flesh slips from my hands 
for a rebirth. I was flying a kite. 
I was dead before you were born again.

Satish Verma

Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Pitted against the forces bigger than him Satish Verma has been fighting with life on his own terms. In this savage, violent and raging times, he has authored several collections of poetry in English and Hindi, in concrete and precise verses, analyzing the complex nature of man, history and ancient heritage of Homo sapiens. And standing at crossroads he is asking where do we go from here. His poetry communicates a beautiful, mystical mind exploring the images of nature, trying to find the meaning of the life and death, the ecstasy of talking to moon, flowers and wind in the kingdom of god. He wants to know cannot we live in peace?, Satish Verma addresses the most complex questions of philosophy, religion and political culture in a very subtle but virtual shocking manner. As aptly said by Lao Tzu, The one who speaks does not know, The one who knows does not speak, 5-Aii, Mayor Colony, Alwar Gate, Ajmer-305007 INDIA

Last updated October 13, 2012