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Mainstream, VOL LVII No 1 New Delhi December 22, 2018 [Annual Number]

A Hint of Spring

Sunday 23 December 2018, by Badri Raina

The spell is broken.

The bewitching wand turns

To wood.

Paralysed slumber

Of years lifts an eyelid

And sees into the dark subterfuge.

There is a hint of spring in December.

A breach in the overcast

Reveals a newborn David,

Firing sure slingshot

Into Goliath’s heart.

Hope seems no longer in vain.

The Republic breathes again.

Badri Raina

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