Stories about corpses

Ode to the Muslims of Burma

I saw some godly men, In trance they lined and took their turn. Rose ye all from slumber when, They’d left in haste, ye houses burned.   Now curse thee men that left this trail, And woe, in silence, we let it be. Sans shame we push the coffins nailed, Sought shade beneath a lifeless tree.   Whose child was it that embraced the seas? Thy lament seems spent in certain vain. Some alive in midst of cries and pleas, Most lay stone cold, turned free of ...

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Aao bacho sair karain tumko Pakistan ki: Not an ordinary nursery rhyme…

There is a very famous poem, by a very famous poet, written in a more hopeful and exuberant time. It has been set to wonderful, cheerful music and is taught to children everywhere. And in the video below, a child sings something that sounds very much like it. But listen carefully. The music has the same happy lilt, but the words are horribly different. So different, in fact, that a few people I showed this video to were seriously offended at what they consider to be a serious perversion of a great piece of art. The original poem and its English translation ...

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