BEHOLD! THE SKY IS BURNING! / Poem by Krishna Prasai

 
Poem by Krishna Prasai
 
 
BEHOLD! THE SKY IS BURNING!
 
The earth still abounds
In flames far more intense than fire
 
No one is aware:
That the same individual is dying
Many times in a single day
Water is sizzling in the spring
In front of every eye
Soil and stones are turning into hot embers,
Burning like jutted pine-barks
 
To everyone’s dismay
Even waves are aflame in the oceans
Iron is sizzling like lava
The mountain is spreading all over the sky
As hot, burning embers
The whole of the firmament is ablaze
And the world is fast moving towards an end
 
No human is safe anywhere
In water
On land
In the sky
Or in the collective Samadhi of flowers.
 
When the sky itself has burnt
The ocean has sizzled
And the earth has been gutted
From which mother’s womb on earth
Could one procure a flower bud
That has escaped this destiny
Of getting reduced to ashes?
 
from his book “Never Say Goodbye”

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