IDEAS ARE WINGLESS FLIERS In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times. -- Bertolt Brecht A knife slices organs a bullet maims kills. Physicality can be contained within the dark dungeons but barbed walls cannot imprison the mind. Assaults mar the body. Torture, murders, disappearances cannot break the human spirit. Words escape censors the SS, Gestapo, religious zealots book burnings book bans decrees knife/bomb attacks and, escaped words sprout in the wastelands, each word further cross-pollinates a rich harvest delivered! Words can never be decimated lost archived forgotten always come back as spectral beings for fresh haunting of the totalitarian states.
Sunil Sharma is an academic and writer with 23 books published—some solo and joint. Edits the online monthly journal Setu.
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