Trust Vikram Seth to do what he does best!
The renowned author and poet has expressed his deep sense of disappointment -- over the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the criminalisation of gay sex -- through some beautiful verses on love, joy and justice.
Here it is:
Through Love's Great Power
Through love's great power to be made whole
In mind and body, heart and soul -
Through freedom to find joy, or be
By dint of joy itself set free
In love and in companionhood:
This is the true and natural good.
To undo justice, and to seek
To quash the rights that guard the weak -
To sneer at love, and wrench apart
The bonds of body, mind and heart
With specious reason and no rhyme:
This is the true unnatural crime.
(Any person or publication may use, disseminate or publish this poem freely)