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Black 0.1

Black 0.1

i. Sunrise brings with it a certain kind of darkness. I see it; I can see it. When in the middle of nowhere I am pinned to a chair, Not let to move. ii. They say it’s in my mind. They say there’s light that […]

Nineteen

Nineteen

the eternal rose of love blooms in the waters of a sacred longing. when i think of you, jhelum and kashmir when at dawn the rays of rising sun fall, softly on the waking dreams that i wrote on the banks of jhelum i am […]

What Paradise?

What Paradise?

this w h i t e, is snow, no more, it is my shroud. i wait and wait and w a i t. springs don’t arrive nor does l i f e. but the fallen do death does. death, death, and just d e a […]

When You Said What You Said

When You Said What You Said

when you said. ‘i wouldn’t want to lose you.’ i could see the trees dancing to the winds. i could see roses blushing a little more red. i could see the glaciers of sorrow melting away. i could see the beloved moon dive into the […]

Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage

i pour light out of my heart in form of words stained in ink. the ink, these words turn this paper into a prayer rug. i sat for years, on the rug with winds of silence blowing out of me. before these words the eulogies, […]

Escaping The Reality

Escaping The Reality

Today, I tried escaping the reality. The day was dull, and I wore dull too. It began at the division, where I should have taken right— gone through the rough road met the happy end— but I took left, and surrendered to pain. This road […]

To My Dearest

To My Dearest

spring brought me blossoms for which i never sowed a prayer– brought me you. what better could i ever ask for? but you, my dear you’re a complicated rose. and it’s beautiful to see you bloom by my side even when it’s dark around. you […]

She

She

You don’t let her grow. But she, she is a cosmos. A wildflower- a universe. She is, a woman and blooms through all your storms. You try to pluck her out with your words, and jab her roots with your manliness, but she leaves a […]

Written On Your Door

Written On Your Door

it was there on your door, the first time i stepped in. it still is there, written in bold— ‘The sadness will last forever.’ but love, this sadness is a mere distraction. it pulls me towards you, all your worries. and your godly beautiful forgets […]

promise

promise

i’d hold you tight like i hold tears in my eyes. i won’t let you go. never. i promise. but my love be not like these tears. and do not slip away.