Huma Azeem

Love is not playing with words, You said
Love is not proper and prim, You said

Love grows in the nest of soul like morn
when sky is starless and bare, You said

In Love those who reach mount of Agape
close the doorway of return, You said

Love, when starts to claw enlightened soul
there are potions neither hope, You said

This path of love is severe as though
burning under fiery sun, You said


HUMA AZEEM is an Up-and-Coming poetess and short story writer. She belongs to an arts loving family and thus inherit love of poetry from both her parents. She started writing Urdu couplets while attending high school and learned the traditional form by reading Urdu poetry's Legends as Mirza Ghalib, Mirza Daagh Dehlvi, Meer Derd, Allama Iqbal, Ahmad Faraz, Amjad Islam Amjad, Qateel Shifai, Munir Niazi and so on. Huma first fell in love with English poetry while reading Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey's poetry 5 years ago and thus begin her romance with English poetry. She recently discovered that her beloved Ghazal had entered the realm of English poetry and once again, she embarks on her journey with Ghazal as her destination. Huma plans to get her work published in coming years. She currently resides in Ukraine with her husband. She can be contacted at humajaved (at) live (dot) com.