Tabish Khair

(1966 - / Gaya / India)

Prayer - Poem by Tabish Khair

Grant me a little child
I can hide
When the mullahs come home to pray,
When planes are birds of prey.

Smaller than my thumb
I can put in my pocket and run.

[It draws upon the ‘fairy tale' by H. C. Andersen]

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 26, 2012

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