(Taken from Shabeeh Haider's poetry book : PAPERBOATS)

You perfumed my life and now the world knows,
 My heart is a garden, my love is a rose.

The leaves of my memory will fall at your feet,
 No matter which way the autumn wind blows.

A piece of dried wood, is what I am now,
I’ll drift in your sea wherever it flows.

With you by my side, my courage is such,
I’ll face with a smile all storms that life throws.

The seed of your love, now blooms in my heart
That love is a tree, how quickly it grows.

 So many huge trees, were lining your path,
I thank you sweetheart, my love that you chose.


I am a doctor by profession and have been writing poetry since I was a child. I have self published three poetry books and my main interest at the moment is writing Ghazals the way they are in their parent language, complete with meter, rhyme, Radeef and Kaafia.