Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I The Lush Green Jungle:Vaharu Sonawane

Vaharu Sonawane

I The Lush Green Jungle

In the lush green jungle
Those tattered huts
Like scattered teak leaves.
In that wild wood, wild people
Eating roots and bulbs
No bulbs. No roots.
All vanished long before
Into the hollow stomach
Of a fearsome hunger.

In the green jungle
Naked children
Playing games
Of primitive communism
And slavery
In the mud before their huts.

Translated by Priya Adarkar

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