Srinagar: What the people in Kashmir Valley faced following Saturday’s snowfall needs an expression. But our vocabulary fails us. So we are reproducing what a renowned poet of Kashmir, Ali Shaida, has to say.
Barf Dou Inch Se Daar Gaye Bijli,
Sard Jhatke Se Mar Gaye Bijli;
Toud Kar Dil Kashap Rishi Ji Ka,
Jambo Lochan Ke Ghar Gaye Bijli;
Unche Tower Ko Bhi Nahi Maloom,
Sedhian Kab Uttar Gaye Bijli.
(Snowfall, though just 2 inches, frightened electric supply,
And a slight cold wave killed electric supply;
Breaking the heart of Kashap Reshi,
The electric supply straightway went to Jambo Louchan;
Even that tall tower doesn’t know,
How the electric supply descended the stairs.)