Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Dreams Lost In Water

No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
No mirror ever dissolves
Reflection and water
In one's eye

What graph would you make
Of lines of thought?
The triangle of pain
Is without any angle

Countless races
Have dreams alike
But sleep and night-watch
Are never the same!

Names are forgotten
Codes alone come to mind
In nuclear setups

Dreams of radiant generations
Are smitten
By atomic explosions
Cities sink
Nuclei dissipate
Orbits dwindle
What remains
Are terra and sol
In the dance of death
God is a casualty.

A moment of brightness
In a light year
Breaking into smithereens
In a million eons
An accident - yes
But not an event
History is continuity
Broken once
Telescopic eyes, tired out, give up
Their distance watching
Lost planets
Bygone epoches
Have no interposition.

Who will look for
Flowers
In spring-fresh hands
Of tiny tots?
Who will see
Dreams
In eyes-yours and mine
In centuries to be?
No one is sure
Of things lost in water!

Poem by: Naseer Ahmed Nasir,1980.
Translated from Urdu to English by Dr. Satyapal Anand and from English to Spanish by Dr. Teresinka Pereira.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, November 5, 2012

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    Deep! embedded with wisdom

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  • Lee BoueriLee Boueri (11/16/2019 9:28:00 AM)

    Lovely imagery, well written.

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  • Orbiam SimonOrbiam Simon (10/24/2019 7:01:00 AM)

    I love this poem especially the title " dream lost in the water' it's a nice one

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (10/23/2019 5:10:00 PM)

    Marvelous! Imagery is so powerful! Who will look for flowers in spring-fresh hands of tiny tots.....

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  • Sankhajit BhattacharjeeSankhajit Bhattacharjee (9/25/2019 2:41:00 AM)

    A beautiful sensational poem indeed.
    But nothing is lost in water, evaporation will cause rain again....

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  • Keerthi Poluru (7/18/2019 6:52:00 PM)

    in the distance of death
    god is a causality
    Superb! !

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  • Louemile Rosch MangulabnanLouemile Rosch Mangulabnan (6/3/2019 12:10:00 AM)

    Lost planets
    Bygone epoches
    Have no interposition.

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  • Louemile Rosch MangulabnanLouemile Rosch Mangulabnan (6/3/2019 12:09:00 AM)

    No distance ever separates
    Dreams and desires
    No mirror ever dissolves
    Reflection and water
    In one's eye

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/6/2019 2:11:00 AM)

    acutely touched the dream in this stanza-

    Dreams of radiant generations
    Are smitten
    By atomic explosions
    Cities sink
    Nuclei dissipate
    Orbits dwindle
    What remains
    Are terra and sol
    In the dance of death
    God is a casualty.
    ....///// it's great poem of Poet Naseer Ahmed Nasir; love it

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    powerful, i must confess

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    Masterpiece translation you have presented for us.

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    Good Job! A meaningful write, Thanks for sharing

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    Can you help me find the poem by Derek Walcott: Frescoes of the Nee World, please

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