All English Sonnets
TO THE DOGRI POET ~KEHAR SINGH MADHUKAR
I find you so elusive and so fickle
That your manners hide your better side!
The lofty words you write, words that glide,
Through ripened fields of feeling like a sickle,
Are hidden by your hesitating presence.
Aversion of your eyes and your habit
Of flitting just exactly like a rabbit
Succeed in making every lovely cadence
Inaudible to me. Many a time
What you have written Kehar is a treasure
Containing in its bosom love divine,
And candidness of pain tinged with pleasure.
When you can sing with such a genuine note
Then why are you elusive with remote?