The Creative Section (Vol. 5, No. 1) is on its way and will be published by the end of May, 2024.

HOW LONG…?

 


HOW LONG…?

 

-         Meher Pestonji (India)

 

How long will you withstand war,

Women of Ukraine?

 

How long must you keep rebelling against tyrants

Women of Iran?

 

How long must you witness shootings at your doorstep

Women of America?

 

How long can you keep sane through war?

 

 

Quiet fire

is women’s breath of survival

 

Fire

tenderises meat, toughens steel, purifies gold

 

Fire

From the heart of Earth’s soul shapes tough-tender women

 

Aware there is no birth without pain

Time being the equalizer between loss and gain

 

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