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Thursday, April 23, 2015

sar e taleem khum / bowed heads

sar e tasleem khum

sur jhookanay ki aadat yeh
ras'm e wafa nahiN hay yeh
kuch ghairOn ki kuch apnOn ki
ghulami ka virsa hay yeh


bowed heads

our bowed heads are no signs
of obeisance or awe
years of slavery
by others and by our own
has bent our necks and backs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

journey

journey encounter embrace droplet gestation severance growth union exile withdrawal quietus

droplet

droplet sea cloud snow peaks rivulets springs rivers sea and unadorned tears

behta rah, behta raha (draft 1)

is cyber afra tafri maiN
khayalat ka burqa ORhay
tazabzoob maiN youN ghota-zun
maiN bhee ik tinkay ki tarah
behta raha behta raha

naaray lagata hu'a aur
aag barsata hu'a hajoom
paidaishi jur'm hay mera
(maiN nahiN, dushman kehtay haiN)

gnothi seauton hay do'or ki baat
is hujoom e bay hangaam maiN
dhakkay kha kha ker sochta hooN
kabhi is bhaNwer say niklooN
to jaan paooN kay kaun hooN maiN

Thursday, April 09, 2015

tazab'zoob

tazab'zoob

is roz e nau
kaun hooN maiN?

charlie?
ahmed?
ifti ahsan?
aasia?

ya ga'ee shub
wala bay-hiss?

Monday, December 15, 2014

#TS769 prompts by @AtiyaAbbas: consume, vanilla, cult

thanks

#TS769 vanilla skies pommegranate flowers Incense sticks cinnamon rolls. A secret cult of desires devoured with hopes. spiced with ashes.

Friday, December 12, 2014

#TS768 prompts by @monazzilla: flub, bub, dub

thanks