Tabish Khair

(1966 - / Gaya / India)

Homily - Poem by Tabish Khair

She knows it's neither strange nor hard
To raise children on graveyards.

All you need
Is a terrible deed -
Then you bury the dead,
And forget.

(Based on H. C. Andersen's ‘By the Almshouse Window')

[From the book 'Man of Glass']

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012

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