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Arvind N. Vegda
(Gujarat)

Arvinde Vegda (born 29 June 1950) is a upcoming poet. He has to his credit one book of poetry and one book of literary criticism.
Name of  books : (i) Pageru  (ii) Darpan,
Address : A-16, New Parimal Society, Beh. Kirtidham Tirth, Chandkheda-382424 Dist. Gandhinagar (Gujarat) India
email : vegdaarvind@yahoo.com

Dharma

The darkness is stifling
Shrieking and wailing among
charred human bones
the hypocritical Shrutis
continue to torment the darkness
in the name of the sun.
Bundles of unfulfilled desires
caught in the darkness of flames
to anoint stone idols whirling
In the beeds of Manuvian chaplets
continue to lash with whips.
For centuries someone’s Khandav forest has been blazing.
The crepitant fire emits darkness
and torments half-burnt Takshakas
Numeroud thunmbs continue to be severed
and yet, to enkindle the bushfire
raging in the multi-hued aigrette
of wish-fairies at one’s command,
the sun, remains to be pierced.
(Translated by Rupalee Burke)


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