All Poets are Refugees!

All Poets are Refugees!

Apr 22

Is there anything called stable or static or steady or rooted poet? A poet is a poet. Then why do we call ‘refugee poet’?  Why not Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani or Palestinian poet?  If we want to say ‘refugee poet’ then a poet is always a refugee in his imagination. He travels through visual to tactile; from tactile to auditory; auditory to gustatory; gustatory to olfactory; kinesthetic to organic;...

The Protean

The Protean

Mar 29

Who says a bad fellow? He is very worthy man Just sometimes flies the man Colored paper lantern.   He spreads rumors there Not at all a bad man Sometimes he pretends to be A man of the true clan.   His words have logic only Never lies that boldly He is the righteous man Treads the path lonely.   Though lonely, not alone Disciple he keeps Whatever the Guru says The disciple agrees...

Imprisoned Phrases

Imprisoned Phrases

Mar 28

Some phrases recently released from the prison on condition not to talk. But they broke that at the gate of the central jail! They were sent back to the prison. That short lived freedom caused a chaos in the people’s mind. “Imprisoned truth ensures safety”, the man in power thinks but ‘truth’ is the morning dew formed  at night, shines in the morning briefly but surely catches the eyes of the...

I am occupied Palestine

I am occupied Palestine

Mar 12

I write about a piece of land The next moment it’s no more on the map!   I write about a tree that gave me shade The next moment it’s on the ground lifelessly!   I write about a garden that gave me sustenance The next moment it’s enclosed with ‘No Entrance’ sign!   I write about a pain, a loss, a cry The next moment it’s banned!   I write about a freedom of movement The next...

Aching Beauty

Aching Beauty

Mar 12

Your ravishing beauty Even baffles Shakespeare’s mind In black and white.   Your utopian beauty Even leaves Troy created and re-created In civilizations timelessly. Your beauty unleashes Pandora’s box That begets aching pleasure Squeezing lemon heart of the seeker. Your beauty erupts the anger Of the beholder ’cause it causes Sour sweet loneliness in head and heart. Your...

Brother in Revolution

Brother in Revolution

Feb 17

My brother Do you still chant ‘Long Live the Revolution’? Do you still feel the tremor in your blood like before?   Fearless brother Do you still drench the streets with your persecuted sweat? Do you still miss your beloved chanting ‘Long Live the Revolution’?   Brave brother Do you still forget your usual thirst on the grueling revolution days? Do you still leave your sandals on the...

Thus is the winter

Thus is the winter

Jan 20

Winter comes from the cliff And sits on the peak Thinking on the sunny day Or keeping days bleak.   Winter days are shivering Some days are mild Winter days are lazy slow Some days are blind.   Winter keeps you in the bed Gives you enough time You can fancy lost memoirs Or can write a rhyme.   Winter eases busyness of Spring  or summer Winter gives an easy time Vibes the lost...

She is Wonderful

She is Wonderful

Dec 28

She is a miracle work Her belligerent eyes Leaves me in wonder How she makes my graceless days Graceful!   She is wonderful.   She is frisky, sprightly Like the bubbles Rushing out from An opened up bottle. Forceful!   She is wonderful.   She’s crispy, she’s naive She jumps and runs Creates a vibe God I have got her. Grateful!   She is wonderful.      ...