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Friday, January 05, 2018

parvaaz / flight

parvaaz e takhayyul aur m'ra tazabzoob *** flight of imagination and my momentary hesitation

Thursday, January 04, 2018

with eyes and world outside shut

with eyes and world outside shut i soar over valleys to be with you for moments few
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

the sun and the moon

the sun and the moon

the sun has no time for moonlit walks the moon ever caring integrates sun's energy reflects it for lovers in the dark

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

united in death

united in death

two lovers thorns and all united in death
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Monday, January 01, 2018

saal e rawaaN / years camouflaged

saal e rawaaN ghareeb e watan kay her shub o roz bay hoshi maiN mudhoshi maiN guzartay haiN
years camouflaged the proletariat have days and night cascading hopelessly
First Image of 2018 Straight from Times Square, New York!

Sunday, December 31, 2017


2018 wishes for the new year make no resolutions break no resolutions stay peaceful, healthy and will keep repeating this over and over
"Adios 2017. Don't let the door hit you in the ass as you leave."

Saturday, December 30, 2017

a passing blur

a passing blur
the look unleashed cascading memories of a troubled past if.....
Good Morning, Evening, Have a Nice Day

Friday, December 29, 2017

the storm within

the storm within

the endless shore and calm waters restless clouds enveloped in golden halo camouflages the storm within

Thursday, December 28, 2017

tishnagi ya khalish

tishnagi ya khalish kaha shokh nay kuch nosh karlo yeh tishnagi do'or hogi muskura ker diya jawab azli khalish hay yeh janaaN aasaaN nahiN rehaee pana
#WordOfTheDay Tishnagi : Thirst/Longing
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017


nature mirrors eternal reflections momentary truths transitory

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

word hara kiri

if words are to be weighed in coins i'd let them commit hara-kiri
Fishing in the River, or Hunting in the Jungle, or Browsing in the Secondhand Bookstore

Monday, December 25, 2017

'just let poetry be'

'just let poetry be' the glow in the eyes the passion when we speak to agree or even to disagree tears of sadness or joy meeting, parting knowing not if we meet again
ever driving in bombarding silence

Sunday, December 24, 2017

everest ii: noah's return

everest ii: noah's return majestic all alone shedding silent tears 'ver our environmental abuses the flood in making heralding noah's return

Saturday, December 23, 2017

everest i

everest i majestic immovable crying rape over our refusal to accept climate change meanwhile we continue to ignore peak tears

Friday, December 22, 2017



lut'f e mahabbat, b'jooz #khaar kya pochtay ho beh'r e shauq maiN behti kashti, baadbaan na ho
#WordoftheDay Khaar : Thorn
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

wondering aloud

wondering aloud i can discard the old canvas roll in a new sheet of paper or delete the saved one and start all over. can S/He?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


wait let me savor the morning cup before you pile on the (bad) news death, destruction, trumpomayhem

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

sign of times

sign of times in a crowd loneliness overwhelms

People nowadays

Monday, December 18, 2017

i am so so sorry

i am so so sorry these days like many i feel tired of saying i am sorry to hindus christians sikhs ahmadis and fifty shades of fellow muslims oh I am so so sorry

Sunday, December 17, 2017

maiN nahiN jaanta

maiN nahiN jaanta maiN nahiN jaanta in zaalimouN ko maiN nahiN jaanta oonkay khudaoN ko maiN nahiN jaanta is barbariyat ko phir bhi kehtay ho kaisay muslim ho
Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 8

Saturday, December 16, 2017

talkh haqeeqat

talkh haqeeqat lihaaz kaisa, murawwat kaisi pyaar kaisa, wafa kaisi chund dinoN ki baat hay janaaN phir hum kahaaN aur aap kahaaN
ख़ातिर से या लिहाज़ से मैं मान तो गया झूटी क़सम से आप का ईमान तो गया ~दाग़ देहलवी

Friday, December 15, 2017

child molesters

child molesters kaha shaikh nay brahmin se kamsin bachchON ko rakho do'or maulvi, padri, pujari se

Thursday, December 14, 2017

does it hurt?

does it hurt? the tree the tired tramp the war orphan the lover scorned the husband betrayed the wife torched all say in unison yes yes yes
I Wonder if It Hurts to Live

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

a tale of three strangers

a tale of three strangers in a pensive mood far far from home three stories three missing loves in solitude and in unison
The Trinity of Muted Disquiet

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

happy #hannukah my fellow people of the book with shamash let's lit a ninth candle of hope and peace for the disenfranchised
and the downtrodden of this earth and pray the oil in the candelabrum
never runs out

Monday, December 11, 2017

when our eyes locked

when our eyes locked a tempest raged a whirlwind of allure
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Sunday, December 10, 2017


redemption being muslim in these trumpian times the one redemptive blessing when we hear (once again) bad news we can avoid psychiatrist fees and say du'a karaiNgay (will pray)

Saturday, December 09, 2017

waste wasted

waste wasted chatter clock chai cups curse blasphemy me you waste wasted

Friday, December 08, 2017

vacant or occupied

vacant or occupied with leaves shed the skeletal branches visible on this tall tree a nest at the very top braving the winds

Thursday, December 07, 2017


ish'q the resilience and resolve overcomes immobile resistance a lesson for majnooN