The mad women (English)



The mad women

Balkrishan Sanyasi

Here all are mad
No one is normal
Look at the normal person
he is walking
with the wrong shoe
In the wrong foot

Why do they call me mad?
Why do children tease me?
Iam clad
In rags
I still remember names
Whatever the cause

Why stare at me
In the night?
I spend nights near the shops.
Why do they plan evil?
Why do they call me mad?
Why do they boo boo me?

Iam alright
I remember all…
Even the one
Who has never seen me.
Nothing is amiss.
Am I not beautiful?
I can tell you
What happened
Where and
What will happen

Iam the beauty
Don’t I look so?
Smeared with mud and soot?
What has happened to me?
I told you:

Damn you
You evil

You follow me
When I get down half way
When I don’t go anywhere
Choose to stay here
You get angry and say:

This women is glued
to this city.

Where to go?
What to do?
What have I done to you?
You call me mad!
Why do you call me names?
*The poet Balmukund Vaishnavi Alias Balkrishan Sanyasi was born in August 1943 art Shashyar Habba Kadal, Srinagar, Kashmir. His father Pt. Gopi Nath Vaishnavi was the founding member of Hindu High School Badyar Srinagar and a close associate and friend of Pt. Dina Nath Koul ( Nadim). Balmukund Vaishnavi wrote his first Kashmiri poem in 1962 since then he is known as Balkrishan Sanyasi.

His poetic collection “ Shreh Te Veh” consists of 58 poems, 46 Ghazals and 28 four line poems.

In his poems he raises voice against human exploitation, sufferings and human tragedies. He is very clear and vehement about human sensibilities, psychological problems and philosophy of life. Balkrishan Sanyasi has also acted on stage several times and performed the role of LADISHAH (a humorist poet and singer) in KASHMIR FILE PROGRAM which was televised on Doordarshan Kendra, National Channel in Mid nineties for some time. Balkrishan Sanyasi left his Srinagar residence at Baghisunder Bala Chattabal in 1990 and is presently residing in Delhi
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