Since Adam was a Boy.....

Since Adam was a boy,

mankind alludes to knowing

what is truth and what are lies.

Yet, if one would take the time

to look further on ahead,

there between truth and falsehood,

a little empty space lies hidden.

Here resides a plumb line,

a measure of man's conscience,

which would reveal the route to take

if only one would pause and look within.....


Hello dVersians! I am Punam (paeansunplugged), your guest host today. As most of you know I am from India but perhaps very few of you know that I am from the state of Punjab. Today I bring to you a whiff of Punjabi poetry (translated in English, of course!)

You may or may not have heard of Amrita Pritam. She was a renowned Punjabi poet, novelist and essayist, feted and awarded for her writing. Born on 31st August in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan), she lived in Lahore till 1947 and shifted to New Delhi after the partition.

Today's prompt is to write a poem choosing one of the five suggested lines from Amrita Pritam's poems.

I chose the line:

'if one would take the time to look further on ahead, there between truth and falsehood, a little empty space lies hidden.'

Here is the link: Amrita Pritam Poetry




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