Earlier this month, June 7th, was Prince’s birthday—the Minnesota governor even declared it Prince Day.
In honor that “The Morning Papers,”
a collection at Media Diversified, invited writers of color and Prince
devotees to reflect. Tanuja Desai Hidier remembers him in her poem “Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi woh Purple barsaat ki raat”:
My mama she loved U
Wrote me when they found U
New England—North London
En route 2 our girls’ school
Trans-Atlantic we mourned U
WhatsApp; Gram-on-phone too…
What’s funny and so true
My memories of U
Take me back 2 that shared roof
Mom, Dad, Raj
(Ur sister too)
And a lifetime of U…
Read the whole thing HERE.
Hat-tip Paris Review, where many moons ago Tanuja worked with this editor.