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At Wagah

At Wagah S U k RITA P AUL kUMAR Editor’s Note: On the border between India and Pakistan, the town of Wagah was estab- lished during the Partition in 1947. Every day at sunset, when their flags are lowered, the sides face each other in dramatic military displays. I love you the mos t e b Th order, marked by the spectacle o f Stomping army boots, shining med als Beating their ches ts Into the rising and setting s un e d Th ay becoming night, and the night da y When the guards on both sides change b ang bang I love you the mos t When the guns are raised to s alute Separation, division, and rup ture When the neighbor dies and wears the shr oud becomes enemy all at once My friend, you go awa y Only as a bird does Flying in the free sk ies When lines of hatred r ise Against prayer flags Wagah happens And I love you the mos t because you are on the other side of the border http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

At Wagah

Manoa , Volume 31 (2) – Dec 18, 2019

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Abstract

S U k RITA P AUL kUMAR Editor’s Note: On the border between India and Pakistan, the town of Wagah was estab- lished during the Partition in 1947. Every day at sunset, when their flags are lowered, the sides face each other in dramatic military displays. I love you the mos t e b Th order, marked by the spectacle o f Stomping army boots, shining med als Beating their ches ts Into the rising and setting s un e d Th ay becoming night, and the night da y When the guards on both sides change b ang bang I love you the mos t When the guns are raised to s alute Separation, division, and rup ture When the neighbor dies and wears the shr oud becomes enemy all at once My friend, you go awa y Only as a bird does Flying in the free sk ies When lines of hatred r ise Against prayer flags Wagah happens And I love you the mos t because you are on the other side of the border

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Published: Dec 18, 2019

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