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 […]

 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

I wanna fly

I wanna fly

I wanna fly, don’t stop me; Here is animosity which stops me; When I see myself the arrow pierced me. If they have athirst of me; See yourself why you kill me; I wanna fly don’t stop me. Don’t kill the desires of me; My mother is waiting for me; She wanders to see a […]

 Sahil Mudasir

To Nature

To Nature

Through the woods trees bow To wisper the tale, Full of dirge and echoes As one passes, Trample scattered leaves. Shakles of sick Horrizon captivated The solitude, How shall destination Be visible, where Steps retreat in fear. Autumnal winds pass, To shed, in anger, Last hopes, holding Brim to bear, The agony, caused By before […]

 Sahil Mudasir

Forgotten Land

Forgotten Land

My Kashmir melting Under the scorching heat, The drops escape and fall To end up the sterility. Peace put to climax By roaring sounds, And stab those, Whose throats fall apart. Paralysed by fear, Holding my reed To penlock my Land, Where men engulf men To pose their innocence. Cruel tides betide And captivate my […]

 Wasif Butt

Patience Awaits

Patience Awaits

Delay your love until, Sorrowful endings become beautiful evenings Mournings pave way to breeze-filled mornings And, winter shadows no more linger Autumn sings prelude of spring and summer. Postpone your desire to feel happy until, Every grieved face finally sends some light Each bad heart faces no bad sight And, light enters to hunt into […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

One’s Character

One’s Character

Shake the hand with thy bounty heart See sparking world that is not a part Thou are captain of own soul Sweeten life with saccharine goal Be a polite soul Politeness is oasis Politeness is route So let’s be that Character the backbone of success If thou may have a plenty, like big ocean Like […]

 Ishfaq Yatoo

July Jeopardizes

July Jeopardizes

Kashmir lahoo ka darya Alack! July again… Eighth night… A nightmare! Chilling agony pierced my marrows. Promptly, He whispered in the right ear, “Shush! I am alive to cheer you, eternally” I replied with tears: “We take refuge in your ACT… Refuge from the tyrant. Thanks for the legacy! You attained an eternal youth. We […]

 Insha Muzafar

Autumn

Autumn

Who is afraid of dying while dreaming of autumn? (sleeping in the overripe panicles of rice) you ask untying the last wish-knot that binds us to this night of platitude and the river keeps on devouring the shivering reflections of memories so that preposterousness of all our journeys becomes painfully manifest in the silent despair […]

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