Geeta Chhabra's poems translated by
Dr. Shihab Ghanem and published
in Al Khaleej Cultural Supplement on 31st July 2010

The Mosque

Between duel and chase,
those who are felled,
come to the Mosque.
Between duel and chase,
those who are crowned,
come to the Mosque.

Life’s warring factions,
for a brief victory’s spoils,
kneel in perfect pose,
to reach out to:
The One and Only invisible,
visible in the Mosque.

On a string of hope,
tied to their breath and depth,
tens, hundreds, thousands gather,
where the Mosque was born
to keep together,
God and God’s awkward man.

Geeta Chhabra