Priyanka Trehan‘s translation of Amrita Pritam’s poem: My Address (Gurumukhi to English)

My Address

Today I have erased my house number

And from the forehead of the street, rubbed its name

The direction of every road

Its name I have wiped 

But if you have a compelling reason to find me 

Then go and knock on every door in every country, in every city, in every street

And look


This is a curse, this is a blessing 

And, wherever an independent spirit

Can be glimpsed

….. understand that is my house.

Priyanka Trehan is sociologist by training and a high school teacher in Bangalore. She loves the dances of Dervish and verses of Sufi. She keeps looking for amazing moments.

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