Saturday, April 5, 2014

It was Bhagat Singh

who, for the first time,
had turned Punjab from
savagery, muscle and ignorance
to a kind of intellectualism.
The day he was hung,
they found a book of Lenin in his cell
with one of its pages dog-eared.
It is through his last day
and with this same dog-eared page
that Punjab has to go on,
will go on.

tr. from Paash's poem 'Bhagat Singh ne pehli baar'

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