The ‘Father of Nation’ and ‘Patriot of Patriots’
are the sun and moon of the vast Indian sky-
the history of her freedom struggle.
The non-violent army broke into pieces
the exploitations of Raj making the latter inactive,
while the violent one destroyed the exploiters.
Though the British left us due to shortage of manpower,
sacrifices of the sun and moon
will enlighten our day and night sky
with golden and silver beams forever
across India’s space and time.
I have placed them at the temple-
I will adore them throughout my life
with the innocence of my heart, generosity of my mind,
control of my senses, purity of my body,
flowers of truth and hymns of duty.
© 2020 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee
Ann Carr from SW England on October 28, 2020: