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Music from Old Delhi

 

I still hear the faint music

from old courts when I walk

the streets of old Delhi

I imagine the old elegant palaces,

which have been replaced

by crowded buildings, dusty and unpainted

Debris covers the roads

where royals walked with gentility

The delicious aroma from street bazaars,

a remainder of days when bargaining was an art,

now with curt sellers and hastening customers

The cultural paradise, the land of monuments,

the city which gave birth to new languages,

now relegated to old history textbooks