By S. K
Fri, 09, 23



When You Are Old

by William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and

full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take

down this book,

And slowly read, and dream

of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your

moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim

soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside

the glowing bars,

Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a

crowd of stars.


By Praise H Maiden

You broke me up in ways unknown,

You had me weak and torn to the bone.

Not once were my eyes clear enough,

Blinded by you, I walked alone.

In times of need, I wept and cried,

Not a look from you, no gesture shown.

I lied to me, myself and I,

Crippled from defeat, left my throne.

Now here you stand, all tall and proud,

And here I lie, all promises sworn.

Another night, the darkest sky,

Not stars this time, my tears, they shone.

Innocence and fear

By Rumaissa Xaenub Chouhan

The talks I talked, the roads I walked

All alone with my fingers crossed

In the land of fire and desire

I stand tall in my distressed attire

The wings I have, are kept hidden

For who found peculiar are made guilt-ridden

But the wings meant to be opened wide

Cannot be surceased by an icy tide

They say heights are lonely, cold and silent

Wind treacherous and mountains tyrant

But an innocent heart does not dread

Oh, the darkness, it can shred

Now I stand under the skies’ embrace

Letting my heart clear up the haze

As I look up at the brightest star

I see nothing but beauty afar

Of lost and found

By Mashaal Farid

I wrote a letter to the blurred image of my past

And told her no longer does her shadow last

But she’d come to see me often in a downtown cafe

Just to remind me, I was once her prey

Irate and frustrated I tried settling the argument

And informed her she’s no longer the occupant

I’m writing you to tell that I met her again

This time we made no bargain

All along we ran from us and got so tired

Loosened knots of a relation conspired

I forgave her for who she was, she hugged me for who I’m

We moved in together, for worse and better

In this battle, every time, to shove her away

I eventually fell in love with her today

Compiled by SK