‘Through Love’s Great Power’ by Vikram Seth

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, publication or channel may use, disseminate or publish this poem and recording freely – without permission from either NAW or the author.)

Illustration by Alan Van Every (Featured image on the front page)


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