Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 13, 2014

SAY SOMETHING~by Indira Sadanandan




I don’t see what you see
But sometimes you think what I think
I have wandered miles in my dreams
While I swam in the river
I was thinking about the bodies lost in the war
Attacks and counter attacks
At the rate of twenty or thirty a day
So many paintings of smiling faces flew down
Towards a world where there is no speech
No stem for the Sun to bloom
We know the stars are in communication
With the planets without break
You think that you have nothing
To do with the conversation
I know the name of a place ‘Gaza’
Also I know Israel and Palestine
Only names
What is there in a name?
Now I know there is something in a name
First I heard the name Baghdad when
I was in my childhood
When I could read “Kabooliwala” of
Rabindranath Tagore
My childhood dreams fluttered and
Took wings to fly up in the sky
I became a falcon
Gone to all continents
But caught fire from the burning Sun
Fell down on nose with burnt up feathers
On the banks of Al Uzaym river.

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