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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

dream sculpture

dream sculpture
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i froze my dreams solid
as whims and doubts
then chiseled from the top
a face with high cheekbones
smiling eyes, framed by
yaar-wrinkles, full lips
to break into a smile
at slight flutter

slicing, i move to the base
cutting a pedestal with motifs

as the dream sculpture
is unveiled later that evening
amidst exultations and praises
i summon modest smiles

long after the reception is over
my dreams begin to deliquesce
i erase a tear or two
and leave to gather more dreams

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't help remembering Ghalib:

hain Ghaib-e Ghaib jis ko samajhte hain ham shuhuud

hain khvaab mein hanuuz jo jaage hain khvaab mein

September 10, 2006 1:27 PM  

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