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Hemant Bawankar

Locks of Superstition

(This poem has been cited from my book The Variegated Life of Emotional Hearts”.)

In Verona

Juliet’s balcony,

below the balcony,

Juliet’s statue

and

behind the statue

hung in the grill

countless locks.

The old town of Bamberg

in the heart of the city

Regnitz river’s bridge

and

countless locks

hanging

on the fence of the bridge cables.

 

Under the bridge

on the cool surface of the river Regnitz

duck pairs

disport

unaware

of superstition

of modern western culture.

 

There is an illusion

that

locks that hung off the way

will make

their matches

‘unbreakable’

‘everlasting’.

 

I heard that –

often

locks are hung

and

relations are broken

Juliet remains the same

and

Romeos are changed.

 

Though,

we are not an exception

we are too

somewhat superstitious.

We do also visit

Temple -Mosque

Church – Gurudwara

shrines of the prophets.

 

Knowingly or unknowingly

we also prayed

and tied threads

for our posterity

for their safety

with this hope

that – if

children are well

and well survived

then

not only couples

none can break

the homes.

© Hemant Bawankar

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