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Today I Ask Waris Shah:
Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Noon
A Poem by AMRITA PRITAM, Translated from Punjabi by NIKKY-GUNINDER KAUR SINGH
Rise! O sympathizer of the afflicted! Rise! Look at your Punjab!
The Doer Interpreted by EK ONG KAAR KAUR
"You are the Doer within the life of every being ... Who else is there to perceive?"
Punjabo A Poem by GURMEET KAUR
"When she sings / Five rivers flow / She is the song ..."
Rock Art Is My Mother A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
"... from the enigmatic rock of punja sahib emanates a petrified blessing ..."
Guru Prakasham A Poem by A P J ABDUL KALAM
"As it orbits all around the sun, even sun bows in enhanced reverence / And salutes the earth ..."
Under The Mango Tree -
Ambi De Bootey Thhulley
MOHAN SINGH, Translated from Punjabi by NIKKY-GUNINDER KAUR SINGH
" ... the love songs of the koel bird / Pierce me like shots from a gun ..."
A Love Poem After The Genocide A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
“From now on, we will tell / our stories / ourselves …”
I Was Kneading Bread
A Poem by MICHELE GIBSON
" A continent away. A woman, not much older,/ Was plotting military strategy ..."
Operation BlueStar A Poem by MICHELE GIBSON
'Blue Star' is the name given by astronomers to giant, aging stars which explode and become large, black holes.
Nanak Jahaz A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
On the 23rd of May, 1914, Nanak’s Ship, also known as Komagata Maru, made it all the way to Canada.