Muhammad Shanazar

Veteran Poet - 1,176 Points (25-11-1960 / Pakistan)

A Desire

Poem by Muhammad Shanazar

I wish I were a seasonal bird,
That travels flying around the world,
With sweet companionship of a partner,
Whose heart knows nothing except,
Faithfulness, how to share the pangs.

Then I fly with the delighted light heart,
Caring least the self made boundaries,
Of the countries or continents, across
The foaming wavy seas; to search,
The land, plains or isolated valleys,
Where neither one makes victim the other,
Nor playfully breaks the brittle hearts,
Nor does cast fear holding the fatal guns.

I would then chirp on the far off shores,
And dance along the ballet of the waves,
Away from the polluted and violent world
Of man, of which each nook and corner,
Smokes, smoulders and smells with hateful,
Explosives amid the shattered cottages.


Comments about A Desire by Muhammad Shanazar

  • Seema Chowdhury (10/13/2015 9:35:00 PM)

    Very expressive and an engaging write. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (10/10/2015 12:30:00 PM)

    Where neither one makes victim the other,
    Nor playfully breaks the brittle hearts,
    Nor does cast fear holding the fatal guns

    Verily, nicely envisioned,
    a lovely poem that should realize.......10(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (9/27/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    There is a word Mun/Man i dont find proper replacement of this word in english. It is more faster than light. we may flap its wing and reach to our destination.(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (12/30/2008 9:55:00 PM)

    ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Words pouring out from the soul, a truncated part of the soul clamouring to unite with the One and the only ONE that knows no boundaries, no color or creed, that has spreadout itself into the stars, the Sun, the Moon, the beauteous mountains, oceans, landscapes, sweet waters of the rivers, colorful blooming flowers and forests and the beautiful fauna.

    Your poem transported me to the eternity and infinity for a while but then the body drags me back. Hey Shanazar, this one poem alone is sufficient to make you immortal as a poet. Allah has sent you to sing songs of eternity. Don't give up.
    CP(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Reshma Ramesh (10/5/2008 12:33:00 PM)

    wow! ! this is really nice........well done(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Greenwolfe 1962 (8/4/2008 12:13:00 PM)

    This is one of the most beautiful writings I have read. The title is DESIRE.
    The title is not worthy of this masterpiece. You must find a title more worthy.
    A man desires things which are within his reach. You have descrbed something
    only Heaven may provide.

    GW62(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/8/2008 8:30:00 PM)

    desires to be desired are always nagging the minds uncontrolled........(Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 7 comments »



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?



Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


[Report Error]