Literature/Poetry

Echoes of Prayer from the Sandbanks of Thar Desert

Bharumal Amrani, a poet and writer based in Thar Desert of Sindh shares his poem ‘A Prayer’

I am planting trees of dreams

In the wilderness of views,

Make them lush green in reality,

So that the worry worn wayfarers

Could have a sound sojourn,

Under their sheltering shadow!

Bharumal Amrani

Bharumal Amrani has authored, compiled and translated number of books. He is a good writer, social activist, poet, host and a nice human-being at the same time. He loves the people, nature, ecology and birds of Thar Desert. He is Suthar whose work was carpenter, a wood work but he always stood against chopping of trees and campaigned to save the trees. He can speak on the folk-wisdom, social fabric, rituals, ecology, desertification and number of other subjects of Thar. Born on 17th February 1982, he received his primary education at village Chhau in taluka Diplo and completed his matriculation from Mithi. He started poetry when he was in class 8th. Did his Intermediate at Mithi town. Bharumal has been working for various NGOs.

 

A Prayer!

Oh, my Lord!

Make me such a sea wave

That billows boisterously

Daily to touch the moon.

Oh, my Lord!

Grant my life’s every moment

A full moonlit night like bloom.

Oh, my Lord!

I am planting trees of dreams

In the wilderness of views,

Make them lush green in reality,

So that the worry worn wayfarers

Could have a sound sojourn,

Under their sheltering shadow!

_______________

Translated from Sindhi language by Jam Jamali

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