Nosheen Irfan

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Evening Nostalgia - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

In the falling dusk
the heartbeat of memories
sounds above the panting breath
of invading silence
and loud are the footsteps of time
that once was
but will never be again.



Nosheen Irfan © 2016

Topic(s) of this poem: evening, life, memory


Comments about Evening Nostalgia by Nosheen Irfan

  • Jane Campion (7/18/2019 7:15:00 AM)

    Contemplating what has been bolsters our tomorrows.

    Thank you so much for your comments. You are very generous.
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  • Konab Ghumman (3/13/2019 10:27:00 AM)

    Amazing image is created here.

    silence
    and loud are the footsteps of time
    that once was
    but will never be again.


    Beautiful poem with deep feelings.
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/25/2019 5:38:00 AM)

    A highly expressive short poem that you have so elegantly constructed on the falling dusk depicting your nostalgia for a definite past evening! The use of the phrase, ‘panting breath of invading silence’ is absolutely fabulous! Well penned! I appreciate your writing style…….10 (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/21/2017 8:11:00 AM)

    above the panting breath
    of invading silence
    and loud are the footsteps of time
    A great creation...the sound of invading silence..you have marvelled the art of choosing the words.
    Thanks potess for the sharing of the great poem.
    10 for it.
    Subhas
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  • Norah Tunney (2/17/2017 12:57:00 AM)

    This too shall pass - very evocative image
    I love your poetry Nosheen
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  • Akhtar Jawad (1/23/2017 7:36:00 AM)

    that once was
    but will never be again.............................. a great short poem.
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  • Barry Middleton (9/19/2016 1:42:00 PM)

    Lovely. I am trying to get caught up reading but it seems I missed a few gems. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/8/2016 7:40:00 AM)

    My favourite time and for sure this picture will go in my collection....Amusing poem.10+++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/7/2016 8:34:00 PM)

    Breath is painted with heartbeats of memories in this falling dusk. Very interesting poem this is with nice imagery.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Daniel Brick (9/7/2016 12:43:00 PM)

    What a gorgeous photograph you found to accompany your poem. It's breath taking! ! And as I stare at it, which I'm compulsively doing, the colors and the expansive landscape reconcile me to the damage done by time, because this sunset is also a function of time and it exhilarates me. Your words are carefully balanced, that is, I feel it is a poem of realization, poised equally between the sadness of time and the promise of time, neither extreme cancelling the other, and all we have to do for ourselves is to summon is the HOPE which seems to be implicit in your words just waiting for us to embrace it. This is truly a nostalgic poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Christopher Tye (9/7/2016 7:20:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, time marches on as history is made. Love the picture it's really beautiful. (Report)Reply

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/6/2016 11:19:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery. Beautiful image. Short, yet very moving. (10) (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (9/5/2016 12:38:00 AM)

    Some evenings evoke such beautiful memories..... You can never say that it is something of the past... Before you, life stretches and who can tell there won't be pleasanter evenings! The implied melancholy of this poem tugs the heart! A beautiful write with a very beautiful image to go with it! (Report)Reply

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  • Abduhoo Salamath (9/4/2016 12:01:00 PM)

    memories always shine.. and past will never come back...really excellent and beautiful poem..thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/4/2016 11:16:00 AM)

    Hi Nosheen,
    Beautiful poem on memories. Falling dusk, sure, has the effect of taking us back through the memories.

    The most attractive, as is always with your poems, is the phrasing and imagery. A few phrases in this poem really astonished me by their beauty: Heartbeats of memories, Footsteps of Time, Invading Silence. These phrases ring in the mind again and again.
    A very short poem. But needs to be read many more times to fathom its depth.

    Loud are the footsteps of time
    that once was
    but will never be again. Inimitable phrasing.

    Loved reading. Have to come back, though I have included this poem in my fav.10.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/4/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    Memories! ! With a panting breath. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (9/4/2016 2:36:00 AM)

    Such is the reality in which we live. Time appears to move consistently forward, while memory holds on to the past (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 4, 2016



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