Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Temptation (Translation of Vimal Kumar's Poem)

Why is this flaming desire
to touch the sky
to hold the stars
to bathe in river
to climb the peak
to pluck the flower
at this age?

Before demise
what sort of
temptation it is
to live
one's own life?

-Vimal Kumar's Hindi poem "लालच" translated into English by Varsha Singh as "TEMPTATION"

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