Ajmer Rode is a powerful and influential literary figure writing in Punjabi and English. His collection of poems 'Leela' is considered a landmark in Punjabi poetry. His poems confront questions of immigrant life and other existential issues of the humankind. The simplicity of his poetry combined with the intensity of personal experience leaves a deep impact on the reader. He lives in Canada. In the second of the series, here is the translation of there of his selected poems.
Translation of five poems on the theme of migration. Migration today has become a world wide phenomenon. The US policy of separating children from parents who illegally enter into US has attracted criticism in US and across the world. War, internal conflict, political oppression all contribute to people migrating at great personal risk. Poets have given expression to the agony and deep anxiety of people who are forced to be migrants.