THE ORACLE V/S THE POET / Poem by Dr. Jernail Singh Anand

 
Poem by Dr. Jernail Singh Anand
 
 
THE ORACLE V/S THE POET
 
The Oracle who looks into your future
Does not offer explanations
Only closes his eyes
And simply says: this will be thus.
 
Prophesies are unisentencial
And uttered in great solemnity
For they involve the destiny
Of a good part of humanity.
 
Poetry too is prophesional which
By and by comes true.
Nobody can finally say
What is what and who is who.
 
Poets are silent like prophets
Moved to speak when they find
Elements in a state of shock
At workings of man’s kind.
 
So dense is the poetic text
That no one can with finality say
What the words hide
And what the gaps say.
 

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