from Madhushala

We present this work in honor of the poet’s 115th birthday.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan
1907 – 2003


He who has destroyed all the creeds
With fire from his burning breast,
He who quits the temple, mosque and church
A drunken heretic, unblest,
Who sees the snares, and now comes running
From Pandit’s, Priest’s and Mullah’s cunning,
He, and he only, shall today
Be in my House, a welcome Guest.

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