DREAMS, A GHAZAL

Mohammad Zahid
 
Mirages from a distance, but near are seen, sometimes
In the desert of my heart where I've been, sometimes
 
The look in your eyes, haunts, thrills, then eventually kills
You may resuscitate with your smiles, but I mean, sometimes
 
Those moments are gone for good, once in a while they return
Stumped, falling alone you seem, then you lean, sometimes
 
The autumn is all around, winter too is not far
Still some moment from the past turns it green, sometimes
 
The days when I was young, every moment had its joy
Wrinkles in their dreamy days, turning teen, sometimes
 
Those dreams are luminescent, too tempting in their call
Amidst the sleepless nights, Zahid, have you seen, sometimes?

 

MOHAMMAD ZAHID writes, “My first collection of poems The Pheromone Trail, (2013) is published by Cyberwit. I presented poetry at Guntur International Poetry Festival 2012, and Hyderabad Literary Festivals (2010, 2013). I feature in TIMESCAPES, a collection of poems by 22 Indian poets by Unisun Publications and Reliance Timeout. My poetry has appeared in peer reviewed journals The Four Quarters Magazine and Maulana Azad Journal of English Language & Literature of MANUU Hyderabad and also in Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts as a poet and photographer. I am a contributing editor for Muse India a literary e journal. My poetry and translations from Kashmiri and Urdu feature in Sheeraza, a Journal from Academy of Art Culture and Languages, Srinagar, Kashmir. Love for Ghazals is inspired by Agha Shahid Ali, the great Kashmiri American Poet."