Meena Kumari's Sketch

Broken bits of day, torn rays of night
Doled out day and night.
Ears tuned to deeps of the heart
Hear only a laughter
Ringing with one more defeat.
Wounds, defeats, turmoil
Constant companions of my heart.

Poem by Meena KumariSketch and Translations (from the Urdu) by Fatima Ahmed