A Lovely Easterly Blows — Badri Raina



BADRI RAINA | Caravan Daily


These are the Ides of March,

A hint of Spring is in the air;

An Easterly from Gorakhpur

Sings “Tyranny’s end is near.”


A scent of flowers from Phulpur

Sweetens, spreads the Easterly;

Araria says “I stand my ground,”

The Republic gives thanks to vox populi.


A million utterances assail


Patchwork cunning comes apart

As pent-up miseries breach the dam.


Alas how the human gods forget

That oppressions have a season;

Come the time their fearsome frauds

Crumble to common reason.


Then the little man’s simple posers

Hollow the pretence of majesty,

The concocted robes of pre-eminence

Slip, revealing perfidy.


May the summer, Autumn, Winter

Give us a perpetual Spring;

May fear and hate be buried deep,

May love and justice reign as king.

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