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Monday, September 26, 2022

on long drives

on long drives

fire lit leaves
repeat last year's tales

is pat-jhuRR maiN
rung badaltay pattay


but when praised
your blush in every season

jub taarif ki ja'aye
rung aapkay chehray ka
badalta hay kyuN
her mausam maiN


#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Sunday, September 25, 2022

word warehouse ii

 word warehouse ii


(audio leak)

'give me your word'

'here is the shoe-box
take your pick'



word warehouse i

words we gather, store, use, reuse, abandon
some even eat them (yes alphabet soup)
i sculpt and paint with words
and save them in a shoe-box

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Saturday, September 24, 2022

word warehouse i

 word warehouse i

words we gather, store, use, reuse, abandon
some even eat them (yes alphabet soup)
i sculpt and paint with words
and save them in a shoe-box

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Friday, September 23, 2022

wajoodi gol jhoola

 wajoodi gol jhoola


ghoomta hay
    gol gol
         hona chahiyay
             hoga                
                 ho sakhta hay

kay gird yeh gol jhoola
apnay wajoodi mehwar per
    ghoomta hay
        gol gol

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

#tpoem#baithuk.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 22, 2022

round and round

round and round

existential carrousel
revolves around
    should have
        would have
            could have
merrily going
      round
              and
                  round

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

@wolfmomz

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

alternate to good luck

 alternate to good luck


lack of
           or
absence of
         bad luck
for a start

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot





چائےT
@september_sitam
 ·
5h
there are no alternatives to good luck


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

cavorting and courting

 cavorting and courting


ceaselessly
               the waves
court the shores
rocks, stones, pebble
              turn to sand
timeless story
             of love
infatuation
            and destiny

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Monday, September 19, 2022

freedom

 freedom


the umbilical cord
from our past
tightens its grip
around our necks
like *peer e tasma paa
will we ever be free?
is freedom an illusion?
is it writ in our destiny?

*https://rekhtadictionary.com/meaning-of-piir-e-tasma-paa

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com



Asjad Bukhari
@Asjadbukhari1
·

Sunday, September 18, 2022

art and painting ii

art and painting ii


art
       subconscious
painting
       conscious
art
       mind
painting
       eyes

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

Saturday, September 17, 2022

art and painting

 art and painting


art emanates
                   from mind
painting
           adorns that idea

with words, paint, clay
art precedes expression

#tpoem
baithuk.wordpress.com

@sheilabenson
Galleries sell paintings. I make Art!

Friday, September 16, 2022

nocturnal musings

nocturnal musings

sepia photos
cascading memories
of smells past
road wash
spilled kerosene
wafting jasmine
friends' antics
ebbs and flows

#tpoem
https://baithuk.wordpress.com

thanks d @bymywoods

Thursday, September 15, 2022

woh baat

 woh baat


manzarnamay say
najanay kahaaN
hogaee ghayab
wo khalish ab bhee
her shub o seh'r
youN satati hay

#tpoem
#baithuk,blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

diurnal and nocturnal

diurnal and nocturnal

the unending
battles between
diurnal and
nocturnal woes
contributes to
depravity
both physical
and cerebral

#tpoem
#baithuk.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

sertaan/ cancer

 sertaan/ cancer


jismani sertaan
ka hay eelaj mumkin
mazhabi sertaan
hay la eelaj

body cancer
can be treated
religious cancer
is terminal

#tpoem
#baithuk.blogspot.com

Monday, September 12, 2022

cascading memories

 cascading memories

cascading memories segueing chronologically blurring reality sighs drowned by smiles washed in hope #tpoem #baithuk.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 11, 2022

is it a wonderful life

is it a wonderful life

is it a wonderful life
where the entitled
and the disentitled
coexist
mewlana rumi would say
live
maulana marx would say
rise and grab
allama iqbal would say
burn down

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot




Saturday, September 10, 2022

floating (alternate title: glass half full)

 floating

(alternate title: glass half full)

floating
          briefly
with a falling leaf
          or
wafting with a snowflake
         is exhilarating
for those moments few
till the mother embraces
a lesson some never learn

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

Friday, September 09, 2022

On est foutu!

On est foutu!

doomed?
the way we disrespect
the environment
the way we think
the way we divide
north south
developed, undeveloped
gender, colour
orientation
is there any doubt left
doomed we are
the clock is ticking

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

revised @sheilabenson

Thursday, September 08, 2022

ba'ad az merg

  ba'ad az merg


poochtay ho
ba'ad az merg
hoga kya
karobar e zindagi
youN hee
chaltay rahaiNgay
hum na hoNgay
aur kya

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

magic wand

 magic wand


if She had intended
peace in the world
She would not have
Adam and Eve
succumb to temptation
and you and i
would not be dreaming
of a shangri la

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

@sheilabenson
 ·
I wish I could wave a magic wand and make right all the world's wrongs.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

climate woes

 climate woes


climate changes
unabashedly
rivers dry or flood
oceans warm up
but people 
across regions 
do not wake up
mother nature shrugs
and carries on

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

Monday, September 05, 2022

fear not

 fear not?


why not
in the foggy outfield
paths are not visible
and though am no angel
i fear to tread
lest take the wrong path
and cause more havoc

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot
@sheilabenson
·
Fear not !

Sunday, September 04, 2022

mother -maa

 mother -maa


mother
           after god
(if you are a believer)
or even if you are not

is second to none
i bow down to all mothers
who ever graced this earth

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot
https://twitter.com/i/status/1566211245463805952

Saturday, September 03, 2022

ger tu bura na maanay

 ger tu bura na maanay


such kehdoon aye humdum
ger ab nahiN tou kub

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

Friday, September 02, 2022

kuj behsi

 kuj behsi


zer, zun, zameen
kuch na bachchay ga
baad syaasi
kuj behsi kay

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

Thursday, September 01, 2022

compassion and greed

 compassion and greed


compassion and greed
        the twain
separated by the ocean
       of existence
ordained to never meet

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

@sheilabenson
 
Please allow compassion to overcome greed

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

on the rocks

 on the rocks


a drink
any drink
with ice
just ice
cools

but justice
in ensconced
chambers wilts
succumbs
to halos

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

embrace the emptiness

 embrace the emptiness


embrace the emptiness
                 if you don't
it might embarrass  you
       and when enveloped
                 it melts away

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot

Embrace the emptiness ...

Monday, August 29, 2022

cultural signifier

 cultural signifier


kimono
chador
burka
mang'l sut'r
ghoongat
payal
ghungroo

#tpoem
www.baithuk.blogspot