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YET ANOTHER BIRTHDAY
written by: Bibhu Padhi
For Sri Debjyoti Mohanty
Each day follows yesterday,
foreshadows the following day.
Each tree looks behind, remembers
the seed, imagines its further growth.
I know, the trees I see (nearly
all of them) will outlive me, most of us.
Why then this waiting for the end?
Why the celebrations of eternity?
Perhaps the answer lies elsewhere—
in our hereditary beliefs, our faith.
Why are we here, why these
temporary extensions, day by day?
Even today we do not know so many
It seems an ancestral wish
is to be fulfilled through a line
uttered with love, just as it seems
there is someone yet who can answer,
but who is still to be born.
Faithfully, we wait.
Also, I have written a book on D. H. Lawrence (Whitston) and (with my wife, Minakshi Padhi) a reference book on Indian Philosophy and Religion (McFarland).