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Abdul Wahab

Nothing Like Divinity In A Poet

I never believe
that a liar can not tell a lie
Or a leader tells truth
The thing which I rather believe
that a poet is an excellent artist
And sells his craft like a goldsmith.

I never believe
That a leader can not tell a lie
Or a goldsmith tells truth
The thing which I rather believe
That a leader is an excellent artist
And sells his art like a word-smith.

I never believe
That all know the secret of this trade
Or it is never practised
The thing which I rather believe
That there is nothing like divinity in a poet
He is mere a human being
And sells his art like a leader or a goldsmith.

Submitted: Friday, October 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 04, 2013

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (10/6/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    You expressed profound ideas in the poem very nicely. You described the characteristics of a leader and goldsmith beautifully. A poet may not be divine but may not be like them. Majority of poets are known to be able to sell poetry and get richer except during the days of the kings and emperors. A poet may be merely expressing the inner feelings to let it out through a poem. Definitely a poet is a human being. Beautiful thought provoking poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (10/5/2013 8:36:00 AM)

    A poet does not possess divinity but does possess humanity and a poets outlook is much broader than a leader or a Goldsmith. Great thought. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/4/2013 9:58:00 AM)

    No one has right or justification to claim or proclaim divinity for dat belongs to Allah alone. A great poem to that end! (Report) Reply

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