Sadiqullah Khan

@ A Bird’s Lament - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

The days pass by
And nights overrun,
I shifted from
A prison’s closet
Finding another awaited.
My overbearing
Canopy of chestnut,
My books eaten up
By moths and dust.
What fancy
I look up to the windows,
A brewing life
Gazing below into the darkness.
A woman is cooking
A man is going upstairs.
Hold on
Another movement
Is in the offing.
Lit the imagination’s corner
Yet another Corner in waiting.
You smiled
What the brown eyes
You are on a slow assault,
Hath anyone but conquered
The ruins.
I shall give up
But what else onwards.
Lo! A bird’s lament
Is a morn’s welcome.

-On my shifting from one apartment to another.

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Sadiqullah Khan
July 10,2013.

Art by Zahoor Ul Akhlak (1941-1999)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013

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