August 14, 2013AsideHindilevityliteraturepoetryTakshashila

This road will take you

To Takshashila!

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

The following poem is an excerpt from Rahul Soni’s translation of 21 poems from Magadh, by Shrikant Verma


I am going

to Takshashila

Where are you going?

To Nalanda

But this road does not lead

to Nalanda

It used to once, but not anymore

The road to Nalanda has changed

Now this road will take you

to Takshashila

not Nalanda

Do you want to go

to Takshashila?

People going to Nalanda, often

the roads that you are shown do not

take you where you want to go –

like Nalanda

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