Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mother’s call

The night's ghosts came prowling down All geared in a khaki gown Wielded upon by a ghost with a frown

Cremation

By Siddhartha Gigoo I am the red shawl that falls to lick the dust of her footprint. I am the evening come to kiss and peel off the red of her cheeks. I am the...

Where are you?

By Mohammad Tabish Once again night falls I haven’t slept for decades Don’t call it a nightmare I am already dead The stones I throw used to be my...

I belong to a Valley

By Ikram Ullah I belong to a valley grand Himalayas the Pir Panchal Jehlum’s mystifying tranquility Lidder’s restlessness I belong to a valley forlorn a Stalingrad The Red Square without a Kremlin...

The King of Music Is Gone

Kashmir is burning The King of music is gone Kashmir is burning.   Kashmir is burning The music’s power is gone Kashmir is burning.   Kashmir is burning Its music is burning It’s burning...

O My Endless Friend

Street O street, I walk through my day to you. With my sorrows clichéd, tied to yours. Step by step I meet your friends of dissemblance. Cause of...

RAP

By Mehraj Dar I’ve a right I’ve a choice I’ve a reason I’ve a voice I cried & screamed They deaf & blind I’m Kashmir My soil is drenched Colour is red I was...

In memory of Agha Shahid Ali: Forever

Do you seek, like Jonah, to be elusive forever-- To live like an ascetic, reclusive forever?

Home

Alone a bird weeps, on a fruitless tree, with his head bowed sun crosses the horizon The moist graves, don’t seem to level , unaltered shadows glimmer...

New Kashmir

Lend me your ear, O my dazed darling! I shall unfold to you the elan of love. The length and breadth of the vale I traversed, like...
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