Space-time frame and beyond

a poem by

Remigius de Souza

It may suit
Rushdie to receive knighthood,
Tagore to accept Nobel Prize,
Sartre to reject Nobel Prize,
Remi ‘an unknown entity’
to reject conferred credibility
by feudal (slave) mentality,
within their space-time frame.

Tukaram, who returns the royal gifts
to King Shivaji, is beyond space-time.

Adivasis, rich in art of sustenance,
have no scriptures, no discourses,
until now, since time unknown.

(Tukaram: Saint-poet of Maharshtra, India;
Adivasi: the tribal or the aborigines)