Chitrali Girl Poem by Dr Shamim Ali

Chitrali Girl

Rating: 5.0

In the land of Chitral there is Kalash,
Where the mountains rise and the rivers splash,
There lived a girl with eyes of green,
The most beautiful sight I have ever seen.

Her hair like silk, flowing in the breeze,
Her skin like honey, warm and sweet,
Her smile so pure, her laughter so free,
A vision of beauty, a sight to see.

She danced to the beat of a different drum,
Her spirit untamed, her heart so young,
She roamed the hills, she swam the streams,
A child of nature, a girl of dreams.

Her eyes shone bright, like stars in the night,
Reflecting the beauty of the land in sight,
The mountains so high, the valleys so deep,
A paradise on earth, where she could freely sleep.

Oh Chitrali Kalash girl with green eyes,
You stole my heart with your gentle guise,
May your spirit always be wild and free,
A symbol of nature's beauty for all to see.

Bri Edwards 12 March 2023

I 'hate' (ok, I do NOT like) when an English word has such diverse definitions, as the word 'guise'! !

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Bri Edwards 12 March 2023

I guess poem would use definition #1: Guise: '1- Outward appearance or aspect; semblance. 2- False appearance; pretense. 3- Mode of dress; garb. '

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Lovely poem, exactly as your definition of the Chitrali girl goes.

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Bri Edwards 12 March 2023

idiom..'march to (the beat of) a different drum - To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm.'

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Bri Edwards 12 March 2023

I'm glad the poet was willing to use, in stanza 2, what I consider a non-rhyming pair of line-ending words. five stars. : ) bri I'd rather see non-ryming words than words poorly-chosen! !

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Bri Edwards 12 March 2023

on PH: 'Dr Shamim Ali BiographyDr. Shamim Ali is a renowned academician, poet and artist.Who has made significant contributions to the field of English linguistics and literature. ' ETC.

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Bri Edwards 12 March 2023

Chitral (Khowar: چھترار, romanized: ćhitrār, lit. 'field'; Urdu: چترال, romanized: ćitrāl) is situated on the Chitral River in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

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