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In Augury, by Rajani Kanth

by Rajani Kanth


Neither  a  moon of our delight
nor a  prince  of darkest night:
is it   eclipse,  or ellipsis?
no one  can  really say –

the times they  are  all distrait
judgment, long, has fled away:
to protest, too,  is quite outre
for every dog must have its day –

the stage is set, the die is cast
no link  there be to remem’brance past:
main street, torpid, drags along
wall street, turbid, admits no wrong –

History’s over, the Game is clear
soothsayers say:  the End is near
we may not smile, nor shed a tear
Hope all  dead, what’s left is Fear:

so woe betide,  alack,  alas:
dare we hope this, too, shall pass?

[© R.Kanth 2017]

RAJANI KANTH, author of Coda, has held affiliations with some of the most prestigious universities in the world. He has also served as an advisor to the United Nations. He is the author/editor of several academic works in political economy and culture-critique, is a novelist and poet, and has also scribed several screenplays. He is, presently a visiting fellow at Harvard University, and permanent trustee of the World Peace Congress.

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