Irom Sarmila-- a ghazal
Do eleven years go in vain, Irom Sarmila?
As she lies in worse than pain, Irom Sarmila.
People are killing and dying in Manipur
Are those deaf ears in power insane, Irom sarmila?
They put her in jail and her demand on the shelf
She from food and drink for us abstains, Irom Sarmila
How long can we sit in apathetic silence
Let's join her, protest, complain, Irom Sarmila
She has unflailing courage that does not give up
Shruti wants to learn your refrain, Irom sarmila.
Poignant poetry of a twilit sky
Rivers and seas and storm tossed waves
Pregnant as hope, passionate as dream
Love and love's longing and Shug-Celie
Eggplants, big elephants ears, eerie.