At The Tomb of Shah Abdul Latif at Bhit Shah

(Shah Abdul Larif was a 17th century mystic considered a saint. Among other things, he collected Sindhi folk stories and wrote them down and put them to music.)

Once again

A man of the world

Angry, anguished and frustrated

Has come to love’s destination

There is ugliness around me here –

So much discord

In colour, architecture and environment

Superstition, hypocracy and commerce

Are with it hand in hand

Yet this dust is sacred

As I too wish to loose myself in the pain of men

For I cannot fight its causes

But unlike him

I have no faith

In the will of God

Or in the goodness of fellow beings


Bhit Shah, March 1981

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