Art & Literature

 Zahid Mantoo

Snow will melt awhile

Snow will melt awhile

Dense pines will filter the “rays” Will not shade you… Breeze will not resuscitate you… Flowers will not adorn you… Alps will not cover you… Alpine glacier will slide …by the “rays”. Will flow swiftly …down a mountainside. And suffice water… Roaring river will not tranquil. …. Winds of Autumn blowing. Leaves falling down perpetually. […]

 Sahil Mudasir

First Snowfall

First Snowfall

Those white crystals Sent from the heavens Are, but the blessings For those, Who welcome its arrival. There are, indeed, Praises of His majesty Juxtaposed with prayers To bless them all Who behold its fall. Alas! I don’t stand there Still a familiar ripple Waves a musical wand Into my dead lanes, And pull my soul […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Flake! What it is?

Flake! What it is?

Flakes all in all… Beauty of Flake? What it is? Life of drop forms “rime”, “sleet” and “diamond dust”. Some “dendrites”, “acicular” and a “Slush”. Wind sculpted, the form of “Zastrugi“. “Enigma” exposed. ….. At dawn a “mist” Snowpack with crust. At mid-morn began “corn”. The “Apharwat” enveloped. Souls skiing on champagne (Gulmarg). Again glacial […]

 Arshid Aziz

Rise up again

Rise up again

O Commander! rise up again; In this abysmal darkness, light up again. Every flower scented with thy dew Let the lovers meet, don’t make them wait Now, the blossoms will bloom on other gate. Every petal of tulip weeps on grave Thy foes admit, commander was brave! Oh! The pen bled, the words got sink […]

 Mohamad Zubair ud Din

Autumn in Kashmir

Autumn in Kashmir

Life once resonated in full vigour There was romance in autumn songs Colours- Red, Orange and Brown Fired an inspiration to the ramble Pestering haze pierced by the peeping sun Lit a sparkle, winks and whirls Alas! nothing glittering remains of autumn Scared and terrified, it now stares Caught in the wrangle, heckled to coffin […]

 Umair Ul Umar

Autumn of Kashmir

Autumn of Kashmir

Mountains are ready to get snow Holding on since a long time ago Greenery is to fade within low Commix the color of red into yellow Leaves fall like sprinkling cards Aesthetics of this scene captivates Breeze shrinks and gives the cold contacts Winter birds awake and vocalize Chinar leaves bestrew the valley Golden color […]

 Sheikh Aatif

I was lost

I was lost

I was lost in the middle of a sea I don’t know where to go Like a ship I was sailing For myself I was wailing Though I was searching my destiny To find the smile and end my agony It was not cushy for me Because I was lost in the middle of a […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

At dusk, the fluffy snow whispered my ear, In the night, the bluff of colours the white painting dispersed my moon, the ink of solace. In the cold, the autumn trees and a panorama through naked scions curled branches, down with woe the leaden snow. In the midst of despairs demons wander and limbs rive […]

 Khan Ansur

So wretched we are

So wretched we are

Where I live, Is a devastating place. So are its people! Where I live, Worthless are its fathers, Who raise their sons- Only to shoulder their coffins! Where I live, Hapless are its mothers, Who sing lullaby- For their dead children! Where I live, Is a wretched place. So are its people! Poet is researcher […]

 Oracle Opinions

Summer will return but he shall not

Summer will return but he shall not

Idrees Itoo The weary body, clothes torn apart His cheerful smile, I’ll forget not Deserted way and the bloody bay Summer will return but he shall not! Happily and bravely, though he fought Numbers from other side were a lot Rains poured and the hearts disheartened! Summer will return but he shall not! Grave was […]