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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Max Babi is an advanced trainer in surface engineering, and a multilingual poet. Music and poetry are other passions. He has been working hard on popularizing 'transcreation' instead of translations that lose the essence of a work. He lives at Pune, India with wife and a pianist daughter.

Max Babi



The truth is never black nor white,
nor square nor round,
nor cubic nor pyramidal,
nor an army of red ants,
not a clutch of clucking hens.

Nor a stutter of eyeless guns,
nor loaded deadly looks.

It's a momentary whorl in a placid sea,
a sudden chill on a torrid afternoon.
A leftover patch from a faded dream.
An inkling denied.