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Two Poems

Two Poems S H Y A M A L y o u r c o m i n g y e a r s As in past years Some of you will die Hurtling off precipices The expensive hospital of the world will cry out At the deaths of some And from many eyes will rush a vast stream Mingling with cries that reach all the way home As in past years Caught in a barrage of bomb blasts Some of you will die Wearing garlands of death Some of you will die As you march in processions Although some of you will be publicly mourned Those of you whose clothes are torn Whose tongues quake in fear Whose sky is soiled Whose feathers have lost their price Yes, you, your corpses will be given up To swarms of winged ants Some will be appointed Some will be dismissed Things common to many Will vanish on empty plates With the time bomb of fuel shortages As in past years Overcome with grief at the deaths of some Newspaper columns will overßow with condolences And at the deaths of many Crowds will shove through alleyways 84 Wiping away tears as they walk http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2001 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-943x

Abstract

S H Y A M A L y o u r c o m i n g y e a r s As in past years Some of you will die Hurtling off precipices The expensive hospital of the world will cry out At the deaths of some And from many eyes will rush a vast stream Mingling with cries that reach all the way home As in past years Caught in a barrage of bomb blasts Some of you will die Wearing garlands of death Some of you will die As you march in processions Although some of you will be publicly mourned Those of you whose clothes are torn Whose tongues quake in fear Whose sky is soiled Whose feathers have lost their price Yes, you, your corpses will be given up To swarms of winged ants Some will be appointed Some will be dismissed Things common to many Will vanish on empty plates With the time bomb of fuel shortages As in past years Overcome with grief at the deaths of some Newspaper columns will overßow with condolences And at the deaths of many Crowds will shove through alleyways 84 Wiping away tears as they walk

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 2001

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