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Yasmeen Khan


When a Poem does not Happen...


I feel sometimes life's so prosaic
To render it some color, a poem should happen
To give wings to dreams, to add sapor
To moments, ideas hover in the arc of thoughts
Like birds so willful not easy to catch
And to put in the cage of words
Reflections awry all go astray
Not following a fixed path
Are loath to be chained in rhymes
Hopes of writing a poem are dashed
My thoughts dance like ghosts on my desk!

Submitted: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,587 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/8/2013 2:09:00 PM)

    Wow Beautiful lines Jasmine...My thoughts dance like ghosts on my desk....Interesting to read your lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 110 Points Nasarudheen Parameswaran (9/2/2013 8:33:00 AM)

    It is a free expression.Read holy Qur'an Surah..Nahal(16: 125) and try to convey feelings.Muses will push out ghosts. Just comment on my poem Who is God? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Hira Akhtar (9/1/2013 9:41:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem indeed..i really really liked it..your poems are as beautiful as your name.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,214 Points Valsa George (9/1/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    .... and a beautiful poem has emerged! You have successfully 'encaged' the bird of words! A very enjoyable read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mohabeer Beeharry (8/31/2013 1:02:00 PM)

    Poems are subtle feelings in words
    And feelings are the threads that together make life, good or bad or prosaic as you put it.
    I would certainly want to catch those ghosts of thoughts.

    Well done.
    Just Beautiful.
    Mohabeer Beeharry (Report) Reply

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