Ahmad Shiddiqi

A New Dictionary Of An Elusive Love

Love is a rebellious raven
That nobody can tame
Nothing helps, neither threat nor prayer
One man talks well to someone else dreams

Love! Love! Love! Love!
Love is a gypsy's child
It has never, ever, known a law
Love me not, then I love you

All around you, swift, so swift
It comes, it goes, and then returns
The bird you thought you had caught
Suddenly beat its wings and flew away

You think you hold it fast, it flees
You think you're free, it holds you fast
Love stays away, you wait and wait
When least expected, there it is!

Over the far horizon on the ocean
And then the wooden boat appears
And then the flying seagulls are white
It enters into the port, it rumbles its salute

And I wait a long time, sweetheart
And leaving from the crowded nuance
I stay upon the edge of the morning shore
I will call velvet firefly from the distance

One good day, we will see
Arising a strand of orange smoke
I without answering, stay hidden
A little to tease this mysterious love

You are queen of my heart
You are the splendor of my life
For you I have fought
For you I have challenge

To place a royal garland on your hair
To raise you a throne next to the sun
I want to give you back your beautiful sky
The sweet breezes of your sparkle garden

Sweet name, you who made my sensitive heart
Throb for the first time, you must always remind me
Hold back your fears, O bittersweet Love!
I with secure faith wait for you, O the pleasures of love!

And to you, my sweet love!
To return crowned with laurels
If only my dream might come true
O Exotic garland of light and flowers!

And my last breath
Will be yours, my beloved
My desire will fly to you
On the wings of the angels

(dedicated to a great poet at poemhunter, Sandra Martyres)

Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, May 16, 2009

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  • Luwi HabteLuwi Habte (9/15/2009 12:49:00 PM)

    nice piece
    love it well
    luwi

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (4/22/2009 10:31:00 PM)

    Shiddiqi, This is an awesome poem wonderfully composed with apt similes and metaphors. But as Shakespeare says, Love is not love that alters when alteration finds.

    On love's surface bubbles blink and blow,
    But deep down its undercurrents ever flow.

    CP

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  • Allan Macli BorgesAllan Macli Borges (4/21/2009 4:49:00 AM)

    beautiful words indeed, a precisely described love...10

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  • James Nall (4/19/2009 3:18:00 PM)

    definetly a new dictionary of describing love. good write, worth the 10 I gave you.

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  • Ravi ARavi A (4/17/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    'When least expected, there it is! ' - this is the essence of love which most of us forget. I consider that this line happens to be the height of the poem and if you had put a full stop to the poem at this point, it would have been better. The rest of the poem happens to be just another love affair.

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  • Indira Babbellapati (4/15/2009 1:41:00 AM)

    temperamental/demanding/leaves one restless/and surprisingly whole too...salute this emotion that can generate every other emotion in human mind!

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  • Sonya Florentino (4/14/2009 9:06:00 AM)

    indeed, love has a mind of its own....

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  • Louis RamsLouis Rams (4/13/2009 8:21:00 PM)

    it shows me hope, despair, and finally the love sets in to take control.

    gr8t write a ten

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  • Victor SklyarovVictor Sklyarov (4/13/2009 7:48:00 PM)

    A really encyclopaedic discription. +10

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  • Naidz Ladia (4/13/2009 5:00:00 PM)

    this piece is well planned, well written..and congratulations to this new dictionary of love, , , , this will help all the lovers to find new terminologies for love..quiet exciting ha...lav this piece, promise, ,
    naizz

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  • Allemagne RoßmannAllemagne Roßmann (4/13/2009 3:12:00 PM)

    Loved or elusive love and yes it did not elude my glue into details.++++++++++10

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  • Amy (4/13/2009 12:39:00 PM)

    You show so much effort in your poetry

    and it pays off

    great work :)

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  • Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (4/13/2009 8:46:00 AM)

    I particularly like the lines:
    Love is a rebellious raven
    That nobody can tame'Nothing helps, neither threat nor prayer.

    A very interesting composition of words, that is woven in spirit.

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  • Muhammad Ali (4/13/2009 5:01:00 AM)

    Sweet poem of love..... touchy one
    10

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  • Mohammed AlbalushiMohammed Albalushi (4/13/2009 4:54:00 AM)

    wonderful poem, you give love anther definition, i like it

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  • Kranthi Pothineni (4/13/2009 4:53:00 AM)

    This poem has a nice feel throughout the end. Good.

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  • Supriya PrathapanSupriya Prathapan (4/13/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    'One man talks well to someone else dreams'; 'When least expected its there'. Beautiful poem Ahmad, it brings with it the freshness of teenage-love.

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  • Yelena M. (4/13/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    This is what I call exceptional.Unique allegory and expression that your poetry delivers in general.Thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes.
    A.

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (4/12/2009 5:36:00 PM)

    Now, this is a poem on love.. brilliant in its descriptions.

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  • Anthony Foster (4/12/2009 2:47:00 PM)

    A good write, a good read, and in the garden of inspiration it sows a seed.

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