Vinod Kumar Shukla

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Vinod Kumar Shukla(Hindi: विनोद कुमार शुक्ला) (born 1 January 1937) is a modern Hindi writer known for his style that often borders on magic-realism. His works include the novels Naukar ki Kameez (which has been made into the film Naukar Ki Kameez by Mani Kaul) and Deewar Mein Ek Khirkee Rahati Thi (A Window lived in a Wall), which won the Sahitya ...

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A street in the bazaar

A street in the bazaar,
A busy shopper,
Carrying a soiled
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2.
I toss a bunch of keys'

I toss a bunch of keys
In the air,
And the sky opens.
Perhaps the key
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3.
THOSE THAT WILL NEVER COME TO MY HOME

Those that will never come to my home
I shall go to meet.
A river in flood will never come to my home.
To meet a river-like people,
I shall go to the river, swim a little and drown.
Dunes, rocks, a mountain, a pond, endless trees, fields
Will never come to my home.
I shall search high and low
for dunes, mountains, rock-like people.

People who work all the time,
I shall meet, not during my leisure hours,
but as if it was an important job.
This first wish of mine I'll hold on to,
like the very last one.
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4.
ONE SHOULD SEE ONE'S OWN HOME FROM FAR OFF

One should see one's own home from far off.
One should cross the seven oceans
to see one's home,
in the helplessness of the unbridgeable distance,
fully hoping to return some day.
One should turn around, while journeying,
to see one's own country from another.
One's Earth, from space.
Then the memory of
what the children are doing at home
will be the memory of what children are doing on Earth.
Concern about food and drink at home
will be concern about food and drink on Earth.
Anyone hungry on Earth
will be like someone hungry at home.
And returning to Earth
will be like returning home.

Things back home are in such a mess
that after walking a few steps from home,
I return homewards as if it were Earth.
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5.
IT AFFIRMS THAT THERE IS A CHILD

It affirms that there is a child
It affirms that a smattering of flowers is blooming
It affirms that there is happiness
And that the water in the jug is drinkable
And that breath can be drawn from the air
It affirms that the world is
That in the world that remains I remain
Survivor of the war that is to come

I want to die, the person I am
So that in the last moment before death
I shall wish to live forever
For there is a smattering of flowers
And the world is.
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