Archaeology Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir


Rating: 4.7

Winding their way
stop short at cave openings.
Written on plaques
Bear witness to the unseen past
Crying themselves hoarse
In deserted towns
Crazy-like strike against the walls.
Far far away
Beyond the rim of lost civilizations
Silence suddenly rebounds
And reverberates.

(1975, Translated by Dr. Satyapal Anand)

Patryk Krzywon 28 March 2009

I love the way it builds up the excitement of the persona with ever longer lines until the last 'sentence' where he/she is simply amazed and curious ^^ I'm not fast to use the word 'masterpiece' but I'd definetly call it a 'mastrefully-written-piece'.

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Juneil Sechico 28 March 2009

Nice flow of words! I love it!

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premji premji 29 March 2009

good write...i can visualize harappa and mohenjadaro.......

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Sathyanarayana M V S 29 March 2009

Very well writtn Sir. Used good, apt language.

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Julius Luke Victorio 29 March 2009

Beautiful poem. Visualisation can be made very easily, very clearly Beautiful poem.

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Richard Dates 01 May 2009

I liked your poem a great deal and gave it the highest rating. There is a word usage problem I have. You use the phrase 'crazy-like strikes'. To my American English accustomed ears, this term is hard to interpret. Perhaps it is one of these terms like 'bonnet' which means one thing in American English and another in British English...and I assume Pakistani English has its won ideosyncracies.

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Greenwolfe 1962 30 March 2009

I'm glad this has the title it does. Such a title goes a long way in helping the reader understand the meaning contained within the writing. I give thanks to the writer for his courtesy to the readers. GW62

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Original Unknown Girl 30 March 2009

Interesting poem. Well done. HG: -) xx

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Indira Babbellapati 30 March 2009

yet another wonderful poem...i jst posted 'moving amidst spoils of time' if u hv time...

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Karla Bardanza 29 March 2009

Silence suddenly rebounds And reverberates. Beautiful! ! ! !

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