• Beyond the Night / Fragrance

    Anu Majumdar

    April 12, 2019

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    freedom hovers
    at the brink of beauty,
    at the edge of war.

    legions of truth
    are shuttered with lies
    hammered to default obscurity.

    for no one must know
    or care
    if hope dies.

    but freedom is a fragrance
    of the morning sun
    ripening firm inside –

    so many people –
    millions! gathering
    in the still spring breeze.

    truth becomes time
    when that fragrance picks speed,
    no darkness dare defeat.


    Anu Majumdar's books include Refugees from Paradise, God Enchanter, Auroville: A City for the Future as well as the Infinity Adventures for young adults and a volume of poetry Mobile Hour.

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