The Profane

XX.jpg

Mr. Navtej Sarna’s Son is talented. I have had the opportunity to witness him in college.

Mr. Navtej Sarna is an ‘Indian Author-Columnist, Diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States’. His son, Satyajit, recently published a Book of Poetry: “The Profane”.

Here are a few of my favorite four lines:

“But, if you believe you can wash your hands clean in the end –

if you still treasure that old-fashioned hope,

if it is so, may I recommend

Mysore Sandalwood Soap?”

_____

“In love, as in all things,

we choose with our feet,

not with our hearts, not with our claims,

not with the stars calling our names.”

_____

“How long will you read

from a single book of prayer?

And then which one is holier,

the scripture or your eye?”

_____

“They say possession is one of the sins;

that no one should put a leash on a man.

But if I bring you my cuffs and steely links, 

would you lead me to your bed by the hand?”

_____

Here is my favorite poem:

XX.JPG

_____

Poetry can never be priced. For the valiant effort: Well Done, Satyajit. My words, for you, humbly dedicated:

I wrote a poem twice upon a time – once with a pen, once with a pencil. I have read you now. What next counsel?