Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Rookie - 51 Points (April 01,1954 / Pakistan)

Haikus (The Women) - Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

The green paddy fields,
In the hearts of eves
Are divine secrets.


In the fields of saffron,
The laboring women
How pale and consumptive look.


Why does the decaying belle
Bring a garland
Needling fresh flowers?


In the dreadful jungle of the night,
A frail, thin line of the light
Or smiles of jet black women.


On the sand of the shore,
Basking in the sun
There are dreamy and drowsy belles.

(1986, Translated from Urdu into English by Dr.M.Q. Khan, India)

Comments about Haikus (The Women) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

  • Rookie - 1 Points Sandra Martyres (10/10/2009 9:21:00 AM)

    Highly imaginative pieces Naseer...liked them all.10 (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,354 Points Louis Rams (10/9/2009 8:42:00 PM)

    each one is a story in itself.
    gr8888t write a ten (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (10/9/2009 7:21:00 AM)

    I like the differences between all these women and once again they are so imaginative and
    creative haikus. Really unique too! 10 love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 274 Points Kesav Easwaran (10/9/2009 2:42:00 AM)

    women on your dreams...or is it dreams on your women? very much imaginative haiku strips...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (10/8/2009 9:14:00 PM)

    Your pen praises women with subtle grace
    and sensitivity. Thank you for your lovely

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Sahar Sahar (10/8/2009 1:49:00 PM)

    Poems Projecting the rights of woman, her important role in the society........ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 149 Points Kranthi Pothineni (10/8/2009 12:57:00 PM)

    Well composed. Nice style of imaginary. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (10/8/2009 6:57:00 AM)

    -Raj (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mamta Agarwal (10/8/2009 2:53:00 AM)

    i can see a haiku moment in all. you have captured women from different perspectives- beauty, mystery, ageing, frolicking. Naseer each is a gem. there is sense of wonder, sadness, admiration- your inner eye didn't miss anything. please post some more.

    i notice you don't follow traditional 5,7,5 syllables.


    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patrick A. Martin (10/7/2009 11:15:00 PM)

    they are all beautifully descriptive. Each one its own unique piece of art.10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carol Gall (10/7/2009 10:14:00 PM) this one 10... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/7/2009 9:23:00 PM)

    lovely haikus the different facets of woman (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Rehana Nazli (10/7/2009 3:36:00 PM)

    The multiple facets of the picture of a woman, expressed beautifully in this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 192 Points Joseph Poewhit (10/7/2009 2:36:00 PM)

    Captures many angles of a womans being (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 24, 2009

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