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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.

her half asleep talks

her half asleep talks

her half asleep talks last beyond the life of this burning candle. she melts into sleep. first her eyes and then her voice . just like a candle melting into wax. and she. much like the candle brightens both. my heart and this night.