All English Sonnets
PROF. R. N. SHASTRI
Dogri, which was hidden and obscure
In time’s dungeon, bleakest ignorance,
With purposeful Endeavour, candid, sure,
you won for it deserved prominence.
There, in its naïve appearance on the scene,
You guided, nurtured, gave it confidence,
And like a bride- new-wedded and serene,
Though shyly, does shed her diffidence,
To dazzle the on lookers. Dogri too,
In selfsame manner found its due release,
And this has happened only due to you,
Your dedication and your expertise.
And occupied are still, your nights and days,
In serving it in myriads different ways.