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Poetry

While I Slept

By Navtej Bharati
Translated from Punjabi by the author
Indian poet Navtej Bharati rejects aging in his defiant poem.

Time aged me
while I slept
I will not forgive it
for this treachery

I will not accept this old age
grafted slyly on my body
I will hide in the
leaves of grass
in the drops of water.
Will slip away
from its wrinkled hands.


Original text and translation © Navtej Bharati. By arrangement with the author. All rights reserved.

English

Time aged me
while I slept
I will not forgive it
for this treachery

I will not accept this old age
grafted slyly on my body
I will hide in the
leaves of grass
in the drops of water.
Will slip away
from its wrinkled hands.


Original text and translation © Navtej Bharati. By arrangement with the author. All rights reserved.

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