Mohan Rana

(1964 / Dehli / India)

The Poet's Fate - Poem by Mohan Rana

by Mohan Rana
Were this light even whiter
you and I would be invisible
we each would live our invisible pain
never knowing
the absence of joy
Stunned by that void
into which shadows vanish
forms dissolve
falling, we would imagine flying
without a sky
Only sounds
reach the surviving memory
no need for introductions
The poet's fate
poetry's fate
just a breath

[The literal translation of this poem was made by Lucy Rosenstein
The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop]

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  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (7/6/2012 4:10:00 AM)

    seriously breathtaking... this is truly wonderful...tyvm karen your newest fan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, July 6, 2012

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