Crisis in the University

anti national sentiments are stirred
history gets blurred
the present is a real hypothesis
what people want, can’t
and then there are the mongers
power or none
whatever done cannot be undone
the artefact must remain
not the ruins, crumbling decrepit
a country ages, who will remember
the sages? An university of repute
is atrophied, and this is what we
think of learning, which we call a yearning?

Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong in North East India. He has been writing and publishing poetry for the last thirty years, and his poetry has appeared in numerous online publications. He holds a doctoral on the novels of William Golding and currently is a senior academic in India's Indira Gandhi National Open University. Read other articles by Ananya S..