Excerpt from Sufiyana by Sunil Uniyal


This poem appears in our April 2015 digital issue. The entire issue is available for download.

Who will not drink if You are the Saki,

And Yours the cup and the wine too;

This moonless night I have no qualms,

Beloved, Your Face shines even in the dark.

Poem written in the Sufi tradition

Sunil UniyalSUNIL UNIYAL, from India, has been writing poems and haiku for the last 30 years and many of these have appeared in e-journals like Muse India, Kritya, Notes From the Gean, A Hundred Gourds, Poetica, Sketchbook, and the Ghazal Page. He is also engaged in the translation of Hindu, Urdu and Sanskrit poetry. His publications include ‘The Target is Behind the Sky-Fifty Poems of Kabir’ (Low Price Publications, Delhi, 2012) and ‘Tears of Blood-Selected Verses of Ghalib’ (Partridge Publishing, July 2014).

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