While the Sun is Trapped ~ Poem by Mahadai Das

Another entry from Rosaliene Bacchus’ Blog …

Three Worlds One Vision

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Every month, on the Poetry Corner of my writer’s website, I feature a poem by an American, Brazilian or Guyanese poet. In August 2013, I feature the poem “While the Sun is Trapped” by Guyana-born poet, Mahadai Das (1954-2003).

My Haiku poem “Vengeance of Heaven,” about the consequences of our dependency on fossil fuels, was inspired by the following lines in Mahadai’s poem:

The vengeance of heaven waits armed
in the shadows.

I fell in love with Mahadai’s poetry on reading her collection A Leaf in His Ear, published by Peepal Tree Press in 2010. Following independence, we shared the same hopes and dreams for our native land, Guyana. In “Looking over the Broad Breast of the Land I Saw a Dream,” she wrote:

And I saw the harvest beckoning the reapers,
Children laughing in the…

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On August 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Cyril, thanks for sharing my Poetry of the Month post. This will be a once a month feature, on the first Wednesday of each month.

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