Lamentation of 1941 – Kushal Sapkota

July 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Young girl I was ‘Sasa’

When Wolf’s Lair initiate Operation Barbarossa,

Flowers died in our vineyard.

As books burnt in elegant boulevard.

Panzers flooded our fresh meadows,

Frightening cows with their armored shadows.

Beaten, bruised, maimed and final cry,

As Luftwaffe storms our abundant sky.

In Ravine, steeple ablaze in conflagration,

In this era of extermination.

When nightingale retreat from their sun-kist nest,

As Peasants abandoned their harvest.

In this War of Rats,

I have no desire to be old and fat.

Always lying near those tranquil brooks,

And collecting only  pebbles from my favorite books.

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