Daily Archives: March 20, 2014

The Absence

The void of the Kashmiri Pandits

From Kashmir Does not speak

Zabarwan does not speak of them

Nor the shankaracharya hill

The Vermilion colour of

The sharika does not speak of them

Nor the Hariparbhat

The Dal lake does not speak of them

Nor the Nagin and Manasbal

The Chinar tree does not speak of them

Nor the Deodar tree

Their fields don’t speak of them

Nor their Orchards

The deserted lanes leading to

Their homes don’t speak of them

Nor their deserted village

And Yet

the traces left

by their voidness

murmur among themselves

the  tales

of their past

and the conspicuous

absence of the present….

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