Geeta Chhabra's poems translated by
Dr. Shihab Ghanem and published
in Al Ittihad on 6th May 2010

The Tombstone

We speak so much
of living, love,
their valiant conquests,
and radiant raptures.

Look at our slacker view’s outlook?
Which immortal world
are we in?
A ponderable thought
to dwell on.

Each day!
Does it not alight to
bring us to our
dusty, musty graves,
one day closer to death?

The Tombstone,
was a good invention.
Apart from sheltering
our remains –– it is a :
resourceful, modest
sematic selvedge....!

Standing out
on burial grounds, and in
our seraphic, exhausted minds.
Reminding us
of our vanishing, ending term,
in this tearaway world of mortals.

Geeta Chhabra