Sadiqullah Khan

Split Asunder

Split asunder O nocturne you are a longer drag
Till dawn is the gaze, till waiting, eyes gone blind.
O send me the sweatened sweetness, O breath in
To the zephyr. Till sighs gone, the close of the lamp's
Tongue licks the mirror of time, O pour in on my palm,
The last of the shot, that I ebb the ages from the brim.

You are the broken reed; you are lost in love,
But remember, once the times are not yours,
Before youth is spent on the twilight's edge, and before,
You are no more sung, and you are no more a heart's throb -
Besides myself, implore me not, I trade Masnavi for Khayyam.

Sadiqullah Khan
August 3,2014.

Submitted: Sunday, August 03, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Bruno Lastra as Omar Khayyam and Marie Espinosa as Darya in a scene from the film The Keeper. @ npr

Comments about this poem (Split Asunder by Sadiqullah Khan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Sciences Take xx xxx xx Original .., Lee Mack
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. I let myself, Elena Ioannou
  2. Love Is Hard, Is It Poetry
  3. Broken Waves, Pintu Mahakul
  4. PH: Poetry Writing: In Poetry, Brian Johnston
  5. Moving Out, Adriana Avila
  6. The Main Ingredient, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. Missing From Action, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. 12 Poems (English) from the Poetry Hat, sheena blackhall
  9. Owl & Handbag, sheena blackhall
  10. Lighthouse, sheena blackhall
[Hata Bildir]