Firefly (Marathi Poem)


आम्ही आहोत क्षणभंगुर
पण आमचा आहे 
उजेड स्वत:चा 
नकोत आम्हास 
प्रेषित आमच्या न्यायचे. 

* * *


We have a short life
but we have our own light.
We do not want
prophets of our justice.
* * *

With the woodlands and forests vanishing, with the use of chemical pesticide and insecticides in aggressive farming, the fireflies too vanish. Where would the younger generations see the firefly? Would they comprehend what a firefly is? Is it on the TV, on the internet, or in the Natural History Museums, which most unlikely?
Firefly inadvertently represents generaly the peasants and particularly Adivasi, the tribal, who are upright people.

© Remigius de Souza., All rights reserves.

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