The Opinion of Poetry

By Omair Bhat


The opinion of poetry
on war is never sought
it says, if only to stay
relevant, a war
must be fought
tooth and nail, honing
a bruise into a stone first,
then metal and then memory,
stepwise, hoping
that it'd, by the will of god,
win a war someday




Omair Bhat is a Kashmiri poet writing in the English language. He has been formerly published, among others, by the London- based Critical Muslim, Sunflower Collective, Cafe Dissensus and Kashmir Lit.