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 […]

 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 […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Breeze of martyrs

Breeze of martyrs

Bijbehara “The Town Of Chinars” Leaves of Chinar ablaze. Blood streamed like another “Veth” of its roadside. After ablaze, Sandals on roadway and roadside. Scattered like leaves of Chinar. Mum about the next move. Silent, that no one to wear. Silkworm try to spin cocoon around. But the “Town Of Eagles” with eagle eye. Now […]

 Hameedah Nayeem

Virgin dawn to be seen

Virgin dawn to be seen

Though they have cut short your blooming youth Interned you in the womb of chinars The blazing chinars will engulf them And leave not a rack behind! In the insane lustful race to Conquer the ultimate citadel of power, They will stumble on hornet’s nest. Unleashing swarms Who will drag them to the pit where […]

 Arshid Aziz

Naseem Bagh

Naseem Bagh

One breeze of thine infatuates the soul Her every fallen crimson leaf makes a lol If thy spring supplies life to jollity Her autumn cherishes something in equality Alas! Unruly sun burnt her black hair Every bough humbles, murmurs head bare But every dead leaf resurrects with a rusty stain A revitalising lesson teaches to […]

 Neeraj Nawaz

The boy of hills

The boy of hills

The Autumn will No longer be beautiful For your mother in war who looked your ways From dawn till dusk. The breaking of autumn is here With you – the first fallen flower Who glowed even in the darkest Who shall she live for now ? When the Manan of her life Is gone in […]

 Web Desk

When resistance became romantic!

When resistance became romantic!

*Khan Khawar Achakzai I wake up at night, perspiring, and restlessly look for my notebook to find it by my side, I push the random keys on my laptop which are half smudged in the cigarette ash, to bring it alive from a sleeping state and check if my social media accounts are still working […]

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