Famida Basheer

Aatmaa - Poem by Famida Basheer

aatmaa he said
your soul
it must awaken
it sleeps the sleep of the untried

I unhitch my sari
lift its end over
to cover my head

there must be some truth
in what he says
he is the guru

I the creature
of questions
without answers

I bow low in reverence
and know
that only my humility
is the answer
to a question I never asked...

Comments about Aatmaa by Famida Basheer

  • Vipins Puthooran (1/15/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    my humility
    is the answer
    to a question I never asked...
    poetic/top marksss
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  • Subrat Pradhan Love-immortal (7/21/2012 12:22:00 AM)

    In the flow of the the river. good. try reading mine (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (7/17/2012 12:49:00 PM)

    Painted well the soul in poetic words.Well done (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (11/6/2011 7:40:00 AM)

    So pious lines, , , penned it beautifully, ,
    Aathma- the soul; the unseen truth that God gifted man; ; ; excellent poem
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  • Saadat Tahir (8/19/2011 3:35:00 AM)

    beut lines....deep and spritula.....leaving one thirsty....more questions then answers...like life itself.....

    welll written

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 18, 2014

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