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Mainstream, VOL LVII No 29 New Delhi July 6, 2019

Wah Taj!

Sunday 7 July 2019

What’s your true identity?
Is it a momentary flavour
wafting from a cup of tea
or a timeless wonder frozen
with ivory-white marble?

A quixotic battle rages on
to baptize you with a name,
suggesting a blot, a pride
or amidst its regal grandeur
nothing more than a graveyard!

But deep in the recesses
of millions of yearning hearts
you are engraved as a symbol
of everlasting eternal love
on the surface of the earth.

A.K. Das

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