Irfanulla Shariff


Biography of Irfanulla Shariff

Irfanulla Shariff has been writing poetry for years. He has a great passion for writing inspirational poetry. His work has been published in various poetry magazines and anthologies. His poems were selected to appear in “The Sound of Poetry”, a special audio CD and tape collection. He was presented an International Poet of Merit Award by the International Society of Poets in 2002. Irfanulla's poetic influences are Rumi, Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. He is also a member of Illinois State Poetry Society. By profession, he is a Computer Scientist and Telecommunication Engineer. He is married, lives in South Elgin, Illinois, USA and has three children.

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Snowflakes

Tiny shiny white
Crystals tumble from the sky
Icy diamonds from heaven
Swirl around the trees
In our backyard
With love and affection

These trees
Once filled with leaves
Are fully perfected
By the immeasurable
Beauty of snowflakes

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