Of Cabbages and Kings

May 12, 2007

Against forgetting

Filed under: Poetry, Uncategorized — Chinmayi @ 6:03 pm

“For I am not the first, but the second
The scream of the first, the grief of the first, the love of the first
An eternal calling out to the first, a second.”

From ‘Against Forgetting’ by Manglesh Dabraal as translated by Annie Zaidi (available here)



  1. i discovered this poem today and it touched me profoundly…is manlesh dabraal’s poetry available in translation into english on the internet?

    Comment by william — May 30, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

  2. I loved it as well. You should ask Annie Zaidi (I’ve linked to her blog) about where you can find some more of his poetry – I just swiped it from her blog

    Comment by Contrary Mary — May 31, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

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