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Thursday, April 18, 2019


#NotreDame intriguing romance passionate perseverance atlantis babylon el dorado persepolis saraswati shangri la and rivers of what-ifs tiptoeing long into the silent night

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Om Mani Padme Hum *

Om Mani Padme Hum *

at eleuthera's lighthouse beach
twirling around my bare feet
the waves from the atlantic
and the caribbean sea
that have travelled
unhampered miles
to embrace the pink sand
with their foam, froth and fret
and the crisis of their history       
touch the shores barely
only to move on


waves could part lessons
stuck forever in timelines
these waves encountered
nets, debris, boats, breakwaters
clouds that float to peaks
snow, streams and rivers 
and back to the ocean
but their love and resolve
remains unfulfilled

         paani paani ker gaee mujh kO Qalander ki yeh baat
        tu jhuka jub ghair kay aagay na munn tera na tann
                                                     (iqbal- dayar e ish'q)

om mani padme hum
paani paani paani paani


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

khauf aata hay is laf'z say ab

khauf aata hay is laf'z say ab khatray maiN hay jamhuriyat theek kub thee jo ab... khatray maiN hay insaniyat khatray maiN hay aazadi e raae khatray maiN hay yeh duniya aakhirat na ho baqi sub theek hay khauf aata hay is laf'z say ab

Monday, April 15, 2019

ger jeena chahtay ho

ger jeena chahtay ho
bolo mut likho mut soucho mut jaantay nahiN is daur e jahilya maiN yeh sub mum'noo hay ger jeena chahtay ho bolo mut likho mut soucho mut #MashaalKhan

Sunday, April 14, 2019


inarticulate inaudible inadequate inconsistent inaccessible inaccurate inactive inadvertent inanimate inappropriate inarticulate neither in nor out neither donkey nor elephant

Saturday, April 13, 2019

one of those days

one of those days at the bottom of the cup there were no tea leaves to read just dark murky residue assange second amendment or the fifth brexit may, as in after april no, nothing and then realized been drinking coffee

Friday, April 12, 2019

sign of times

sign of times i told my sweetheart once what would i do without you my amour fast forward these days i see fog and shadows lurking without these glasses
Hah! Trusty old frame fitted with new lenses is here💕 No more cleaning my glasses for ages - wiping off paint - because they kept sliding off onto the palette 🤪🤓

Thursday, April 11, 2019


jub faseelaiN hON haael darmiaN maiN phir kaisee shana saee kaisa iqraar

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


bojh kuch apna kuch ghairON ka guillotine only way to get rid of

Tuesday, April 09, 2019


bravely carrying the burden of centuries facing changing climes hoping against hope men will learn
The #poem inside is perfect I have a very clumsy retrieval process for getting it out Carolyn Kizer #writing #poetry

Monday, April 08, 2019

the odd one

spring fall winter birth death mirth grief cyclical and (almost) predictable death is the odd one unpredictable
Some Die Young... Some Die Old

Sunday, April 07, 2019

if only they had a keyboard

if only they had a keyboard these walls will spellbind us
with stories of lives loves losses bereavement over the centuries
Time Moves On... Life Goes on Disintegrating

Saturday, April 06, 2019

hum-tum maiN fairshta koi nahiN

hum-tum maiN fairshta koi nahiN insaanoN MaiN yeh justujoo farishtoN ki kuch ajeeb hay farishtON ko hukum dya tha sajda karo insaanoN ko

Friday, April 05, 2019

the greater tragedy

the greater tragedy* the day he was hanged no one protested


Thursday, April 04, 2019

blank canvas

blank canvas tasav'vur maiN basi tasveer nahiN banti kahaaN say aa'aye woh a'da, shOkhi, haya

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

farar e bay-sood

farar e bay-sood khwahishoN kay khaab say jub khuli aankh paya khood ko khwahishoN kay sehra maiN baRi mushkil se jo nikla wahaaN say phans gaya khwahishouN kay daldal maiN

Tuesday, April 02, 2019


itna intezar kya kay ab intezar se dil lag gaya goya

Monday, April 01, 2019

meray sajeelay jawanon

meray sajeelay jawanon nahiN hay taqaat paas aapkay ker sakhay jo zakhmi humaiN suroor e sarkashi kya hay yeh tum na samajh pao gay #saluteptm

Sunday, March 31, 2019

pixel images

pixel images a dot captures the universe jaisay oonkay rukhsaar ka til

Saturday, March 30, 2019

u'faq per wohi sitaray

u'faq per wohi sitaray dharti per wohi fa'qa qehat aur qehat ur rejal na koi ummeed na a'faqa

Friday, March 29, 2019

is there a grey area?

is there a grey area? between halaal and haraam black label and black hearts those who invoke nay fabricate religious myths lord acton's disciples macaulay's children is there a grey area?

Thursday, March 28, 2019

koi naee baat sunao yaara

koi naee baat sunao yaara wohi purani baataiN so'on ker dil huwa jata hay bay-zaar golay barsana mazloomOn per zyadti kerna bachchouN kay saath aur zul'm dhana deen ki aaR maiN koi naee baat sunao yaara

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

ittila e aam

ittila e aam eemaan humara yaheen kaheen go'om ho gaya hay ger aap ko milay to ooski hifazat karaiN jazaak allah

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

public notice

public notice have lost faith in humanity somewhere between karachi and mardan or perhaps between hill park and etobicoke
if found please preserve it

Monday, March 25, 2019

woh agnostic

hum tum naam leva ik un-daikhi zat kay aur woh agnostic lay gaee baazi

Sunday, March 24, 2019


respect is awol if only

Saturday, March 23, 2019

tunnel vision

tunnel vision one country beats the other so what the orphans the poor the disenfranchised face the same trauma day in and out nothing changes statistics matters not think

Friday, March 22, 2019


conundrum city by the sea and short of water country borne of faith drowned in faithlessness

Thursday, March 21, 2019

half baked principles

half baked principles ensconced on pugree's crest half baked principles cascading rhythmically down ragged garment huddling around swollen feet susurrating, withering drained and dying

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

kernay walay buhat haiN

kernay walay buhat haiN jo zeest nay dee muhlat chalo kyuN kuch bhee na ker jaiN hum