No Longer an Elsewhere – Prof Badri Raina

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Kashmir Dal lake

BADRI RAINA | Caravan Daily

Wordsworth could trek to Tintern spot,

And Yeats to Innisfree;

I may move from bonded room

To band-aid balcony.

 

I see and hear the Liddar still

Descend from Kolahai

But between me and that benediction

Time’s gruesome gauntlets lie.

 

The worlds I sought to woo for peace

Are deaf with earphones;

They no longer hear misery’s shriek,

Or love’s redundant moans.

 

I know nothing remains the same,

And all ages ever complain;

But if I thought I would not so,

I thought so in vain.

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