“Love” by Dr. Jernail Singh Anand

Επιμέλεια: Εύα Πετροπούλου Λιανού

We love things which look beautiful
Or things which are useful.
And when things lose beauty
Or turn useless,
The love evaporates.

But men and women
When fall in love,
These benchmarks of
Beauty and utility
Turn irrelevant.

Love like hope springs eternal
In human heart
And stays
Even when cheeks lose glow
And winds lose their blow.

Offspring is loved by the living species
But when parents grow old,
Or if some accident
Breaks a child beyond repair,
How long can love be stretched?

Animals are loved only so long
As they give milk.
Or they have enough strength
In their knees to pull the carts,
Before being sold out to the slaughter house

Love of this land has its limitations
Even men and women who love
Sometimes find it a burden
And rush to the courts.
Who carries a relation reduced to a carcass?

Earth is a different type of mother
And God a doting father
Who call to their embrace
Voyagers whose boats were broken
Before they could cry “Eureka”.