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Saturday, March 31, 2018

salute madam

salute madam those lines ocean currents? weather maps? or stories of love and betrayal? and the straight gaze that says bring it on bring it on
An Alone Woman’s Direct Gaze

Friday, March 30, 2018

killin' them (softly)

killin' them (softly) when myths and legends replace facts and truth merrily they murder and claim 'we follow the religion of peace'

Thursday, March 29, 2018

world war III

world war III the jar fell and broke shards mingled with precious words should i ensconce them

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

the intersection xxviii

the intersection xxviii zamanay nay khabar na lee zamanay ki zamanay nay b'dal dala zamanay ko

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


#WorldPoetryDay with the universe as the canvas the poet paints with words sans music a child's smile an orphan's cry infatuation love hatred mayhem in short life around us for moments fleeing or for eternity

Monday, March 26, 2018

memories - troubling or cherished

memories - troubling or cherished as light turn to dark memories troubling or cherished fade, wonder when that day of reckoning dawns which one will sustain

Sunday, March 25, 2018

waq't e aakhir

yeh shub 0 roz bhee beet hee ja'aiN gay aur yaadaiN dhondhli hoti ja'aiN gi laikin oos roz oos shub oos waqt e aakhir kya yaad rahay ga kaun tarpa'aye ga inspired by a conversation with @dumeguftar & @mussavir

Saturday, March 24, 2018


tenuous tempestuous transient tumultuous turbulent and temporal

Friday, March 23, 2018


here on earth you me all colour all genders are hostages only free only
when we cease to breathe

Thursday, March 22, 2018

a tale from the land of the pure

a tale from the land of the pure standing by the exit door reciting prayers or murmuring wishes that they're not trampled and emerge alive when the siren goes

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


eyes eyes see we view the anomaly is what eyes see is not what we perceive
How poetic can you be? Write a short poem about what you see!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

zair e saaya e minar

buland qamat, khamosh, tunha wahid gawah shah o gada ki kismat ka

Monday, March 19, 2018

the mighty minarets

the mighty minarets witness to kings and despots victorious or vanquished as they passed beneath
the mighty minarets onlooker, aloof and unmoved

Sunday, March 18, 2018


explanations redundant where flourishes understanding
جو دل میں تھی نگاہ سی نگاہ میں کرن سی تھی وہ داستاں الجھ گئی وضاحتوں کے درمیاں #ادا_جعفری

Saturday, March 17, 2018

ik aur na-mukammal naz'm

'mas'ala yeh hay' likh ker khayalat ka tana bana is raftaar se u'mudd aaya kay sub masa'il teet'ter bit'ter ho ga'aye

Friday, March 16, 2018

another incomplete poem

i wrote... 'the problem is...' and thoughts
drowned me into stillness

Thursday, March 15, 2018

the intersection xxvii

the intersection xxvii religion, politics tea, coffee addictive perilous

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

the intersection xxvi

the intersection xxvi in borrowed words on borrowed time on the tablet i write in ink invisible

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

some day one day we'll rid this day

each year earnest expressions each year politicians' platitudes each year gender equality susurrates forward some day one day we'll rid this day #InternationalWomensDay.

Monday, March 12, 2018


taakheer woh ga'aye aur khalish reh gaee kaash dil ko zubaan mil jatee bichaRnay se pehlay

Sunday, March 11, 2018

the intersection xxv

the intersection xxv the sum of ignorance plus the sum of intolerance fails always to dent sum of amor

Saturday, March 10, 2018

takhayyul ki parwaaz

parwaaz e takhayyul se aata hay khauf ik din dubo na day humaiN

Friday, March 09, 2018

naya daur hay dosto

naya daur hay dosto ehsaas aur murawwat donoN se mubarra
Aaj #shair mein unwan hai #Ehsaas & #Firaq Gorakhpuri death anniversary
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Thursday, March 08, 2018



is zindagi maiN na tum hareeef ho janaaN na woh phir kis ko daiN ilzaam khamooshi saathi hay dost hay mano ya na mano
हरीफ़ कोई नहीं दूसरा बड़ा मेरा सदा मुझी से रहा है मुक़ाबला मेरा

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

an unpublished manuscript

the poet took to sea tears and sighs mingled with salt water
much later
found abandoned on a beach an unpublished manuscript

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

the intersection xxiv

the intersection xxiv paradise o simpleton be not blinded heaven you seek is here, not there

Monday, March 05, 2018

the intersection xxiii

the intersection xxiii jannat dekh mut oodhar o nadaan jannat tou pehloo maiN hay

Sunday, March 04, 2018

everest weeps

everest weeps majestic sovereign weeps at our apathy and we insensate buy life jackets #enviroonmentrape

Saturday, March 03, 2018

i love my pak watan

i love my pak watan where it is not safe being an ahmedi
a bahai a baluch a barelvi a christian a deobandi a hazara a hindu a pakhtoon a parsi a shia a sikh a sunni a zikri or god forbid an atheist or even a muslim but i still love my pak watan

Friday, March 02, 2018


mehvar a'jub yeh daastaan hay idhar islam islam oodher hindutva hay aur
shish jehati mehvar
nafrat hee nafrat hay @Rekhta mehvar मेहवर محور means axis/ centre

Thursday, March 01, 2018

rage on, rage on

rage on, rage on outrage outsourced in trumpistan
1. So I know we've all grown accustomed to Trump's tweeting. But he just praised a fringe conspiracy theorist who is smearing the students who survived the Parkland massacre. I think we can be outraged.
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