Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 58,295 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

3 A.M. Awakening(Notes From My Diary-2) - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

Do I hear the roar of sea
Or the sand shifting in a dune
No, all the sounds are asleep
Even the fear makes no screams
An inner clamor wakes me up
Constant like a drone's buzz
An amplified sound
Drumming into me the realization
Life is drifting without respite
I must flow with it.


Nosheen Irfan © 2016
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Topic(s) of this poem: life, night, thoughts


Comments about 3 A.M. Awakening(Notes From My Diary-2) by Nosheen Irfan

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/10/2016 1:23:00 AM)


    Sleep and dreams! With an amplified sound. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (7/8/2016 2:58:00 AM)


    Nice one. Perhaps, it is usually at 3: 00 am and early in the morning, the mind goes spiritual and tries to reflect on Truth. That is perhaps why the ancient Indians named the time Sarawati yaamam (the hour of the Goddess of Wisdom) . You have captured that hour well in the poem. Loved the line Even fear makes no screams. (10) (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (7/4/2016 2:29:00 PM)


    This is an existential poem, that is, the subject focuses on a common aspect of our human nature, the sense that TIME is racing ahead and pulling us along and creating an inner turmoil that the ordinary events of life cover up. But you wake up suddenly at 3 am and since there are no external distractions, you have to face the existential crisis. Your imagery is vivid and gave me this experience in broad daylight. It's a sobering realization. I'm reminded of T.S.Eliot's line, HUMANKIND CANNOT BEAR TOO MUCH RERALITY. Amen. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (7/4/2016 6:44:00 AM)


    Inner clamor troubles sleep for many of us. I like the phrase and the poem. (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (7/4/2016 7:29:00 AM)

    Thanku Barry. Yes, restlessness of spirit causes disruption in sleep.

  • Kelly Kurt (7/4/2016 4:02:00 AM)


    That inner clamor wakens deep thinkers, Nosheen, Life's drift stops for no one, so you either go with the flow or drown (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (7/4/2016 7:27:00 AM)

    Thank u kelly for very wise comments.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (7/4/2016 3:02:00 AM)


    Wow, Well during Ramadan month it is understandable but after that it is your inner self that awakes you to take a look at the life you are living, just u and self.....The drumming part is awesome, it tells us many things between the line, we think too much and we want to live several lives within one, there are so many things do do and when things are not moving the way we desire such things happen (An amplified sound, Drumming into me the realization) This also shows that we are helpless when it comes to getting what we really want and the Almighty runs our show in best possible manner which is beyond our imaginations, hence we follow it....Full marks and EID MUBARAK in advance to one and all in your Family. (Report) Reply

    Nosheen Irfan (7/4/2016 3:34:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for stellar review Asim. Eid mubarrak to you n your family. Wish you a blissful life.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 4, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, August 12, 2016


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