Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Freshman - 937 Points (April 01,1954 / Pakistan)

Don'T Ever Come, O December - Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Look December
Don't ever come now!
Look, December
Deserts unnumbered have expanded in me.
All my rivers
Are silted with the sands of loneliness.
Now only I
And the weight of my loneliness
Remain together.

Look, December
In your frozen nights
In your sleepless nights
Who will knit dreamlike sweaters?
Who will pick snowflakes falling in the soul?

Look, December
Don't ever come now!
And even if you do come
Don't go to the abodes of the sun
Wearing the snows of your woes.
Don't ever go to my loved ones!

Look, December
Don't ever come now!

(Translated from the original Urdu into English by Dr. Satyapal Anand)


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  • Abhimanyu Kumar.sAbhimanyu Kumar.s (11/21/2017 7:18:00 AM)

    Interesting write speaks for own. (Report)Reply

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  • Annabel Inman (3/24/2011 2:37:00 AM)

    I love this poem...it reminds me of winter...esp now that my father passed away this January. I can see myself reciting this poem (like begging for the winter to stay away) to try to push away the sadness that now will surely come with the end of fall and into the winter months that are now truly sad too me. But this poem is wonderful too me...it doesnt make me happy; it kind of makes me sad, but I can empathize with what the poet is saying and that, I love about this poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Yelena M. (7/17/2010 12:29:00 PM)

    I don't remember if I commented here, just to say that this poem is quite outstanding in its imagery and works on many levels.I read it many times, and each time discovered something new to ponder on and appreciate. And surely for every reader it signifies something special for his/her personality and soul, for me it is longing for a dream, for something fragile that we try to keep in our hearts even in cold times of our existence..Thanks, Naseer. (Report)Reply

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  • Supriya PrathapanSupriya Prathapan (3/28/2010 4:08:00 AM)

    Winter can be very depressive. There is hardly any sunshine. No greenery. People prefer to stay indoors.It gets very lonely out there. Besides, December signifies the death of an year. Well written.10++ (Report)Reply

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  • Vandavasu Vittal (3/6/2010 10:06:00 PM)

    A very opulent write and thanks for sharing sir (Report)Reply

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  • Nayyar Shabbir Ahmad (2/13/2010 12:50:00 AM)

    WELL THOUGHT OUT...NAYYAR (Report)Reply

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  • Elizabeth Dawn (1/28/2010 8:19:00 PM)

    Its a very elegant poem I was truely touched by your words Im looking forward to your next poem. Great Job Naseer! (Report)Reply

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  • Wang Qian (1/25/2010 6:21:00 AM)

    Fantastic, delicate...I love it. (Report)Reply

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  • Niq Castro (1/13/2010 4:45:00 AM)

    Don't go to the abodes of the sun
    Wearing the snows of your woes

    Dear Naseer, you express your insights and emotions with great wisdom through what is called poetry. For that, you had also thought me to write poems from the heart.

    Niq Castro (Philippines; female; 15)
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  • Maddy White-dove (1/8/2010 8:10:00 AM)

    it is really beautiful naseer! and briana, its not wat it seems, think deeeper n u'll appreciate it. (Report)Reply

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  • Briana Doni (1/6/2010 3:45:00 PM)

    im sorry to say that i dont feel the same about december.haha...
    but this poem is intriguing. i liked it when you told December to not bother your family.
    i give it a 9.
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  • Jenny Sherman (1/5/2010 7:03:00 AM)

    HI i realy enjoyed reading this poem, It show reall deep feelings about how you feel about this time of year (Report)Reply

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (1/2/2010 11:02:00 AM)

    From: Ruth Lavelle (Kilkenny Ireland; Female; 27)
    To: Naseer Ahmed Nasir
    Date Time: 1/1/2010 11: 10: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject: A Wonderful Poem......Ruth: -)

    Who will pick snowflakes falling in the soul?

    Dear Naseer,
    This is a wonderful line from an amazing poem. This image is striking, melancholy, tinged with sadness but there is hope also....I loved reading it and invite you to read my poems....(any of them really!) and a Happy New Year to you...may 2010 bring you happiness, joy and peace and may the well of your poetic inspiration never run dry.

    Yours gratefully,
    Peace,
    Ruth
    : -)
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  • Inday PrisingInday Prising (1/2/2010 2:54:00 AM)

    time doesn't stop for anyone..great poem..+10 (Report)Reply

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  • Thomas Kreuter (1/2/2010 2:23:00 AM)

    This poem is a verry good job.
    regards
    Thomas
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  • Jester's PJester's P (1/1/2010 8:07:00 PM)

    Look, December
    Don't ever come now!

    the lines were expression of contrans between excitement and worry -the very natural feeling of ever 'you' and 'me'.
    however, let us be thankful of the past and be willing to learn from it, then let us be willing to face ahead to see what awaits us.
    though uncertain but the beauty of it is, we are given the chance to plan according to our resources, wit and humor, intellegence and common sense...all thebest.

    happy new year to you dear friend.
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  • Wandering ScarletWandering Scarlet (1/1/2010 5:08:00 PM)

    well december is passed, and I'm Still Feeling IT! lol
    i share in your distaste for the snow ;)
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  • zoey knight (1/1/2010 1:19:00 PM)

    omg i love it
    when u read it...u hav to hav a poetic mind to understand it...if you dont, you'll be hopelessly lost
    like december
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  • Rajesh Kumar (1/1/2010 8:57:00 AM)

    Naseer Sahab,

    The poem, as most of your other work, is a good read, but tinged in melancholy. Hope all is fine. God Bless and Happy New Year.
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  • Vinod Ak (1/1/2010 2:40:00 AM)

    very well crafted poem! imaginative and intriguing! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, July 22, 2011


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