Poetry Corner: Laeeq Babree

© 2017 Pippa Virdeeat every step

she is stricken with anguish and suffering

with the solitude of the victim

weeping and sobbing

she returns to her den

to say farewell

to trees and flowers

to say farewell

to the deep, slow moving river of solitude

to say farewell

to the fast fading shadows

of the helpless wilderness !

Translation of poetry from Harjeet Singh Gill, Sufi Rhythms. Interpreted in free verse (Patiala: Punjabi University, 2007), p 153.

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