Yasmeen Khan


The Hills Are Alive! - Poem by Yasmeen Khan

Swooping on gradients and hairpin bends
When the sun sinks and softly descends
At a mellow pace in Heaven's wide arch
A thousand pines in the clouds' arms
Swing and sway in welcome mists,
On glorious crests bend and twist.

Winds sing sweetly, airs are benign
And the city looks dreamy and shines
Like a starry plane far beneath me
As I look down the scary lee.

Soaring upwards in the mellow blush of day
A spot sparkles in the foggy dark and stays
Glowing on the lush peaks illumining grays.
Savory aromas float on the evening breeze
With melodies sweet they soothe and appease.

Beaming smiles, tinkling laughs trail
And ring in the quiet of peaks and vales,
Soft gales come forth to kiss the flowers
And gently tease the loose tresses,
Cheery cherubs romp and play,
Fairies in bunches and clothes very gay.

Down in the valley a hutch stands,
Figures move like ghosts on dreary lands
A faint light in the gloom of night
Bewilders the mind, a haunting sight.
But the life high above swings and thrives,
The hills are alive! The hills are alive!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It refers to the highest view point on Margalla Hills(lesser Himalayas) .

Comments about The Hills Are Alive! by Yasmeen Khan

  • (9/8/2016 1:27:00 PM)


    Hi Yasmeen,

    Right from childhood, I used to wonder, why earth is not a single expanse of plain land-with all the greenery -trees shrubs and all. But, my mother had explained, it is like our life: this moment you are happy, next, you may not. So there are hills, valleys, troughs and big deep oceans and very high mountains on earth. I could not understand the meaning of what she said then; nor do I claim to know now. But your poem explains it.. Great work. Lovely poem. Congrats.
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    Yasmeen Khan Yasmeen Khan (9/9/2016 10:36:00 AM)

    Kind thanks for a detailed review of my poem

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/23/2016 11:34:00 AM)


    a beautiful poem dear poetess. you have mastered English. the words and expressions u use are beyond comparison. they are very very poetical....... please write more simply for the sake of your lovely ideas and the language........ i really enjoyed reading you. tony (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (12/1/2014 12:34:00 AM)


    But the life high above swings and thrives,
    The hills are alive! The hills are alive!
    A very beautiful poem describing the importance of trees as base of life.Wonderful I enjoyed it alot
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Ramesh Rai (9/28/2014 10:58:00 AM)


    Congratulations for poem of the day. A sweet fragrance realises the existence.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • (9/13/2014 11:25:00 PM)


    a great poem with a lot of beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/19/2014 9:30:00 AM)


    Lovely Fragrance in heart..words in mind thank u (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (7/14/2014 8:42:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem and a well deserved selection for poem of the day. Congratulations and thanks for sharing such a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (7/14/2014 12:31:00 PM)


    congrates well writ poem love to readramakarhaan mubd (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2014 10:08:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem with beautiful imagery. When we are able to submerge ourselves in the beauty of nature, hills and vales all become alive. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2014 7:58:00 AM)


    ............beautifully written......yes even the earth is alive....and congratulations on member poem of the day....this write is well deserving.....truly enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (7/5/2014 7:15:00 AM)


    And yor poem comes alive with imagery in a marvelous presentation like a great poetess! .So nice to read u again. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2013 4:42:00 AM)


    As like the hills the poem is alive thru the whole poem pleasure to read indeed...regards (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/15/2013 3:58:00 AM)


    Looking down from the misty mountains, the view described is heavenly and is able to transport the readers to a magic realm where sweet aromas float in the evening breeze and soft gales come to kiss the flowers! This is great poetry Jasmeen! Thoroughly enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Sallam Yassin (7/15/2013 3:54:00 AM)


    your artistic talent
    as intensity and imagination
    with rich tunes of language
    you composed a piece of gem/ bravo it's so sweet
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  • Wahab Abdul (7/14/2013 10:23:00 AM)


    congratulation! already commented... (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (7/11/2013 4:35:00 PM)


    when the sun goes down the fairies come out to play. love fairy tales (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (7/11/2013 11:34:00 AM)


    ... picturesque... and a complete poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (7/10/2013 10:44:00 AM)


    Ah! Fabulous poem indeed.Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (7/9/2013 7:18:00 AM)


    Lovely place, lovely description, it feels like walking in that beautiful place. (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (7/8/2013 6:50:00 PM)


    The hills are always lively.They have always stories to tell and cherish from Hindukush to Himalayas-from Kashgarh to Karimabad- -from Rakaposhi to Everest- from Hunzas to the Tibetan plateaus to to Tawang.Stories never end be it changes the way it tells from Nishapur to Neshabur.Impressive write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013


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