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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 06, 21

Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden....

Poems forever

Kahlil Gibran - On Love

Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love.

And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:

When love beckons to you, follow him,

Though his ways are hard and steep.

And when his wings enfold you yield to him,

Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.

And when he speaks to you believe in him,

Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

Black Swan

By Adan Fatima

The thunderstorm of my memories;

Wrecks me, kills me

While I quiver in my little quilt

Like the sails in the sea song

The demons around me

Laugh at me, possess me

And my loneliness attacks me like a bird of prey

But I fight, my tears being my only sword

Now look at me

I won my long-lost war

I changed from a shivering bird in the cold

To a black swan

A black swan, that dances in the rain without fear

Conquering the world with her braveness and power...

Say

By Ayesha Malik

Saying those three words

Take every ounce of energy

How easy it seems to say

Yet the most difficult entree

To give yourself in whole

For someone who stays

Through the pauses and the pain

When you gasp for air and see

That someone is there

Not merely in words

In essence and in plain

So, it seems easy

To give it away

A part of you

That was hid away

Under layers upon layers

Of dark enclaves

A light shone through

I was able to say

You need to stay.

Rowdy river

By Ali Asghar Ghani

Black thoughts

flow

within streets of mind

like a dark, rowdy river

Compiled by SK