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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 06, 16

William Shakespeare was one of the first people cast in the comedy “Every Man in His Humour”

Did you know

  • William Shakespeare was one of the first people cast in the comedy “Every Man in His Humour”
  • Jonson went to prison twice. Once, for writing bad things about Queen Elizabeth the first. Second, for killing one of the actors in his play “The Isle of Dogs”.
  • German poet Gottlob Burmann despised the letter R so much that he avoided using it in his poetry as well as in communication in everyday life.
  • Poet Lizzie Doten claimed that her book - ‘Poems from the inner life’, contains poems that she allegedly received from the ghost of Edgar Alan Po.
  • The epitaph on Emily Dickinson’s grave composed by the poet herself, consist two words: ‘called back’.

An end

By Mishaal Farid

Enough of thy love for me,

Enough of thee in me,

An end to the abiding spell...

Enough of prosecution, enough of me!

 

Jealousy

By Haseeb Sultan

I hold my neck with my own hands

and look to the sky like it’s a movie

as if by doing that, some miracle would happen

and the blood in my carotid arteries

would bring about the favor of God.

It’s not easy, you see,

this emotion was brought about by people around me

who do the things I wish I could do better

than me,

Ha! It’s so uneasy.

Colour me red, colour my soul dead

because I cannot stop looking at their head

that’s brought about such a beautiful mess

I thought I could create-

I could relate,

I would make.

But I didn’t.

So I just hate

hate

hate.

Myself.

and theirs.

Fusion 

By Javaria Waseem

There is a cup of wine in this barren desert

But this world prohibits me to take a sip

I am a thirsty man, it gives me pleasure

But in the state of oblivion, I have sinned.

One sip of wine is what draws the line

One sip of wine is what makes this world decide

whether I am a pious person, sliding down the shiny pearls

or a drunken lover, whirling in circles.

There is no name for the union of fire and water

They just create tales about the two poor lovers

And when they unite, evaporation is only witnessed

Instead of the state in which they both enter.

Such is the working of this wonderful Earth

Where seeing is believing, and believing creates Trust

Whatever is veiled, does not exists

Such is love, a long lost art

And this world is lacking artists.

Irreparable damages

By Asma iftikhar

Broken images,

Shattered thoughts,

Irreparable damages

By Asma iftikhar

Broken images,
Shattered thoughts,
Irreparable damages.
Dry wells of eyes
Unable to hide;

War between;
Illusions and disillusion;
Irrecoverable damages,
Inside of the mind’s cave.

 

Freedom

By Arab Gul

Her love

Is like freedom,

‘Cause I don’t need

To impress

Anyone

Anymore.

 

Reader’s code

By Asma Zainab

You wanted to liberate

All your previously bottled emotions

To mend the broken bonds

And taste a nip of freedom

To scrape the past

And heal the wrongs

To silence your demons

And feel the collapse of internal mayhem

To end the frustration of having to ignore

The emotions that knocked your door

You wanted relief

From the darker workings of your mind

To let imagination run wild

And the tears to flow all night

So you ended up in bed

With another tragedy to be read