Colours

First Published in Countercurrents; Translated to Nepali in two magazines by two translators, including Sharda, Nepal’s oldest hard copy literary journal

Am I white, black, purple or pink?

Names given by mankind

to diverse reflections of light

Names given to create

borders between colours

Colours earlier that rainbow spelt

Now lead only to bloodshed,

violence, gore, hatred.

Where is the love

that Lalon sang?

Where is the note

that played on the flute

harmonising

black with white?

Where are the piano keys

that together string melodies?

Tell me, tell me,

Where are they?

Man and Woman, Black and White,

Are these reasons for genocide…

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