The sound of guns may scare the birds on the trees, but rob not their songs.
Autumn withers the leaves, but the flowers forget not spring— the time they should throng.
Soldiers are killed here by the strangers of the dark mist, but their valour stays.
The storm from the south may shudder a village chief’s heart, but his spirit flays.
Graves may be silent, but they forget not evoking poems for the loved ones.
Rains muddied their fields, but the women forget not their ancestors’ songs.
Hails holed the Morung’s roof, but the old long-log drum has not lost its sound.
Winds pluck their petals down, but laburnum hang on their yellow abound.
The magical hands of mankind may pause a river, but can’t stop it flowing.
This earth smells of blood and dead, but seeds of life don’t forget sprouting. 1. A Morung is an important dormitory-like social institution in a tribal village of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, commonly denoting those of Nocte and Wancho tribe
Dahey Sangno lives in Itanagar, India. He is a civil servant by profession and writes poems in English, mostly about his native place in his native metaphors. His poems were published in many websites, newspapers and blogs.
Two tickets, for a train to down under. Take me with you, for my birth was a blunder. Walking as blind energy, from day to day. Giving up the hope to pray, as I lay, Myself down, in my self-inflictions,
Oh, stop talking! Day and night uproar, uproar, useful thoughts are swayed away, your ‘I’ inundates my ear, room, existence.. Listen now the whisper of air, reply of dancing leaves, songs of Robin, flattering of bees, and tunes of a
Why dont you refuse to be selfish and cruel, Over meat you drool Why have you become animals’ graveyard, These mute creatures are worthy to be safeguard Why are you keen on feeding your tyrannical appetite, Are you blind to
Dream to shine, like a meteoric and dazzling son, To remove the darkness from the universe, So never stop dreaming, to accomplish your aim. Dream to pluck up courage, to be bold enough, To force the windstorm, to change its