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Echoes of WWI
In Punjab’s Folk Songs
KARAN DEEP SINGH
Echoes of the Great War can still be found in fading folk songs and poetry once popular in corners of rural Punjab.
A Poem For Children Of All Ages
"snow-man, snow-man / when will / you make / snow-woman ..."
Early Music A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
We were circling the square / parikarma, Mother and I, a slow barefoot walk / around the healing waters of Bangla Sa’ab ...
Sweet, Sweet Embrace:
The Creeper & The Fir Tree
Bhai VIR SINGH [Translated from Punjabi by INNI KAUR]
"Tear me not / From my love’s / Sweet embrace ..."
A Poem by JASPREET SINGH
Dust of pesticide enfolds him / like ivories / Entangled in Carbide's empire ...
S,N,O,W JASPREET SINGH
"... de-inseminating / perpetrator’s triumphant vocabulary and vowels / back into the alphabet..."
Memories A Poem by INNI KAUR
"Breathe honorably / Feel passionately / Touch seductively / Tread sensitively / Celebrate life ...".
On The Wings of Poesy RAMESHINDER SINGH SANDHU
"The mind becomes peaceful and the heart touches the highest element of satisfaction ..."
Truth A Poem by MICHELE GIBSON
"They say there is a sound that jives with all the universe/ A tone, a vibration/ An oscillation, tethered to the One ..."
30 Years On JASPREET SINGH
"No one can order anybody to unremember 84, especially not / the perpetrator ..."