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Monday, July 17, 2017

elusive destination

have taken this long road and other roads less traveled in good & bad weather alone & in company but the destination remains elusive
Into the Golden Hour, The Long Road 3 Series, 30 x 30 cm acrylic on canvas by Steven Christian Reed - profile

Sunday, July 16, 2017

not your regular purdah

not your regular purdah purdah jahaaN bhee ho kaheen bhee ho
a'ql per ho
jis'm per ho
souch per ho
a'mal per ho
ghalat hay ghalat hay

Saturday, July 15, 2017

cross and crescent

he carried the cross until now
we the silent ones' carry the crescent with far heavier burden in these terror stricken times

Friday, July 14, 2017


(overheard) pachtaava aik such bola tha zindagi maiN dou bachchcON kay baad ab tak pachtava hay

Thursday, July 13, 2017

impertinent signs

impertinent signs nothing lasts life love (s) living we're untouchable dead we're forgotten even signs abandon us sooner than...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017


musiccannot be

Did You Hear the Music Died This Morning and The Sitar Will be Buried This Evening?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


laf'z maauseeqi qabrON ka hisar maiN kahaaN aatay haiN

Did You Hear the Music Died This Morning and The Sitar Will be Buried This Evening?

Monday, July 10, 2017

lovers should learn patience

lovers should learn patience from these bare branches awaiting foliage and flowers

Sunday, July 09, 2017

what to tell: version ii

might meet you soon and persiflage have serious talk ending in agreements or dis... requisite for friendships

Saturday, July 08, 2017

what to tell

what do I tell a cyber friend whom have not met yet (but would like to someday) someday may come soon someday may not...

Friday, July 07, 2017

ish'q sab'r t'lub hay

mana kay ish'q sab'r t'lub hay laikin
garmi maiN garmi e ish'q kyun
unqaa hojati hay #maazratkessath @mazdaki @FShirin
#Ishq mohalle mein ab yaaron kya koi maashooq nahin, Kitne qaatil mausam guzre, shor huey ,fariyad huey. #jauneliya #shair @rubeenaAJ

Thursday, July 06, 2017

rehnay dO

rehnay dO pao gay kya zakh'm kuraid ker wohi tishnagi wohi bay hisi wohi yaad e raftagaaN rehnay dO

Wednesday, July 05, 2017


bay hissi ki ho gaee inteha aarzooON nay bhee youN achanaak beech behar chorh dya saath humara
ग़म-ए-ज़माना ने मजबूर कर दिया वर्ना ये आरज़ू थी कि बस तेरी आरज़ू करते ~अख़्तर शीरानी #WordoftheDay

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

hoshiar khabardar: beware

hoshiar khabardar: beware money can buy a lot but for manners & mores worthless it is dedicated to a certain fake billionaire

Monday, July 03, 2017

touch me not

touch me not insulated aren't we from god friends neighbors and then we complain of loneliness (oh the audacity)

Sunday, July 02, 2017


neatly folded dreams
at night found'em disheveled
in the morn

Saturday, July 01, 2017


khwaab teh ker kay khaabON ko jo soya sub'h dum shikan alooda paya

Friday, June 30, 2017

such yeh hay

such yeh hay kay bharosay kay qabil na hum thay
kabhi na ab haiN na aap thay
kabhi na aap haiN

Thursday, June 29, 2017

on this eid ii - 2017

go then celebrate like zombies un-etherised the dead will reach out pull you down soon don't tell us then you were not warned

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

on this eid i - 2017

i remain unconvinced facing the avalanche of greetings from friends & strangers i see half dug graves bereavement
all around

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

a new canvas

a new canvas will paint a shangri la with brush strokes
paint global warming's lethal reach that has turned it into a desolate terrain
I see serene landscapes and wish I could be there but then a voice from the back of my mind says ahem, no AC, sit down

Monday, June 26, 2017

kahani qatray ki

kahani qatray ki sea cloud snow stream river back to sea dust to dust drop to drop life cycle continues while we bicker
silent landscape Shandur valley, #Pakistan

Sunday, June 25, 2017


light vibgyor and then ultra and infra eaten by the black hole

Saturday, June 24, 2017

sitam zareefi

sitam zareefi pour your heart out she said dil hee to hay nahiN pass humaray

Friday, June 23, 2017



mushrooming fault-lines
             raining all over
turning  brick walls
          into wailing walls

Thursday, June 22, 2017


neend neend ka kya hay   aa'aye, aa'aye na aa'aye, na aa'aye bay-hissi maiN bay-hoshi maiN ghoonoodgi maiN hum ji'aye jatay haiN
"شکوہ" نیند بھی اب تو دوستوں کی طرح پہلے آتی تھی ؛ اب نہیں آتی ! ! شمیم شیرازی

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

kaisi jeet

kaisi jeet  kaisi masarrat
aagahi jub aa'ee madfun ho ga'aye
hum saaNs laitay laitay

Tuesday, June 20, 2017



kisay dhoond rahay ho?
such ko
woh busy hay
haaN - bridge tournament
such khuda ka partner hay
oh achcha

Monday, June 19, 2017


khwaab ger khwaab naa hON   tou yeh jeewan   bojh hay   dushwar hay
We'll Always Have Dreams... or Will We?

Sunday, June 18, 2017



searching for something?
yes, Truth
Truth is busy
yes, playing bridge
Truth is God's partner
oh! ok