Muhammd Hameed Shahid
THE BARREN FANCY
THE BARREN FANCY
by Muhammad Hameed Shahid
'Our love is static...
From this fancy's rib
Was born the eve of novice desire
Why then should we not,
Alter our roots.
In consequence of this separation,
Putridity emits its vapours,
It is proved
That the seed of fancy
Has been infertile
(English rendering from Urdu by Bashir H. Nazim)
82; و ب ص و ر ت ب ہ ت . Very much Beautiful.
I read it three times and enjoyed.
Saghier Ahmed Jafri
September 4,2010 at 11: 35pm
This is a symbolic poem whose roots go to the Eden where Adam and Eve first lived and the word 'fancy' has many meanings to relate. The last punch lines can be conceived as situational considering the putridity. Welcome Hameed Shahid! !
Naseer Ahmed Nasir
September 5,2010 at 2: 05am
Very nice sir,
September 5,2010 at 7: 45am
Very well Said Hameed Sb..!
September 5,2010 at 8: 24pm
I don't know whether there's something wrong with the translation or what... somehow, I couldn't get it. I'd appreciate if you could post the Urdu version as well.
September 5 m 2010 at 8: 27pm
Love can't be stagnant and it can't emit vapours
'She' has captioned her emotion as she prefers.
Then whats it, which can cause an intention to even alter the roots?
The poem clearly talks about that subject and its repercussions.
Love is not complicated whereas lust is.
Good read indeed... Thank you for this post, dear poet.
September 5,2010 at 9: 38pm
September 6,2010 at 7: 27pm
One's search for perfection in love gains ground only with the reconciliation to the divine origin...that much profundity is here to read; and only between lines, yes?
Alicia R. Bernal
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