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Behold the faithfulness of spring

The red rose, which tears its cloak to shreds — I
for one know its motive.
The willow has let down its branches in straight
rows to make up for all the ritual prayers it has missed. […]

April 1st, 2009|Personal|0 Comments

Of Autumn and Roses

I sent this poem to Fahmida Riaz a few days ago to comfort her. Little did I know that there would be another death of a close one; and I had to read it again to console myself!

Autumn Rose Elegy

You’ve gone to the secret world.
Which way is it?
You broke the cage and flew.
You […]

November 15th, 2007|Arts & Culture, Poetry, Rumi, Sufi poetry, World Literature|7 Comments