A Black Blot

A Black Blot

On
6th August 1945
when
infinite aspirations
were
buried beneath
the earth of Hiroshima.
Thenceforth
this date
stands such an indelible
black blot
of harrowing humiliations
on fascinating face
of humane humanity,
which
can not be washed
even with
pure water
of
virtuous works
and
upright exploits
piously performed
by
marvelous men.

Poetry by Adal Soomro
Translated by Jam Jamali