Illusions

ﺩﺷﺖ ﺗﻨﮩﺎﺋﯽ ﻣﻴﮟ، ﺍﮮ ﺟﺎﻥ ﺟﮩﺎﻥ ﻟﺮﺯﺍﮞ ﮨﻴﮟ

ﺗﻴﺮﯼ ﺁﻭﺍﺯ ﻛﮯ ﺳﺎﻳﮯ۔ ﺗﺮﮮ ﮨﻮﻧﻄﻮﮞ ﻛﮯ ﺳﺮﺍﺏ

“In the wasteland of solitude, my love, quiver

shadows of your voice, illusions of your lips.” – Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Illusions

Hope, as it echoes, smokes eternity
Like a ripe volcano. A cascade of
Pyroclastic inhibition – Speed is
Beauty – Falling like a chiffon curtain

Veil. Where two lovers are indistinct but
United at dusk; where my answers are:
Reflectionless desire. Impressive
Versatility; I smoke it behind

A mask – Venetian in design.
I smoke hope cigarettes with speed, calming
Ripened nerves to ropes in a graveyard where
Lovers are united in smoke curls.

x

Reda Haq

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~ by Reda Haq on April 23, 2008.

2 Responses to “Illusions”

  1. very poignant.absolutely love it.go discover Faiz. his poetry touches the soul.

  2. Actually I was newbie when i wrote that post. I did nt get so many hits on my post and never came in the top 5 lists. and at the out of desperate cry, wrote this..

    Faiz was good. He was realistic, and socialist. and i can sing this nazm…

    Mine was ghazal, the word is ‘intezaar’ …

    So what you do besides ocygenating people? I m not a good writer but you like everyone just filling the diary of life !!!

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