Sk. Nurul Huda

Gold Star - 14,831 Points (Debipur, Memari, Burdwan, West Bengal, India)

Foot-Prints - Poem by Sk. Nurul Huda

We were present anyhow on the fine place
(It was an International Forensic Team) ,
Mountains were sympathetic to us.
At the stony place it was an evil juxtaposition
Of little fertile lands;
There grew poppies…oh the mothers of opium,
Amid the light breeze at the sinking sun
The place seemed to kiss me-
I arranged to be solitary and managed….
Suddenly I wonder!
Who is coming from the top of the mountain
Clad in white and reflecting lights?
A fragrance also filled the air…He comes and
comes too close to me …my mortal tongue ceased…
The ever and eternal young boy begins-

'I was sitting beside this mountain,
Fragrance of poppies make me too about to sleep
I tried to write a poem as I used to do but
ON THE DIVINE DAY no subject came.

I watch to the the elusive horizon,
Grey was the light.
I try to look up to the sky,
Blue was covered by light cloud.
Vaguely I observe a black bird was flying madly.
Alas! yet no subject came...

Suddenly I heard a sharp and shrill sound of siren;
Increasing gradually...
I run and run..and run.
The sound seemsto catch me with love.
No subject I poetry...

Run run and run and I run blindly...but.
That mortal tragedy brought me the fortune to
Enter into the Eden, the God's evergreen Garden....

Now frequently I come to this place
To have a Ariel look and read my poem I engraved
By my Running FOOT-PRINTS, the poem my hand
failed to write to your false paper.

Goodbye my salaried and edited ex-friend.....'

After the tiny transitory trance I feel as if
I was on a divine trip as
Mohammod's(peace and blessing be on him) Miraj.

©Sk Nurul Huda for 'SONGS OF 47'.

Topic(s) of this poem: art, terrorism, warfare

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Mahammad's Miraj' is an allusion from Islam or Muslim belief......It is believed that one day prophet Mahammad(peace be on him) visited Jannat(heaven) and Hell/jahannam by the order/will of Allah......which is called Sabbe Miraj......we even India enjoy this day as Holiday.

Comments about Foot-Prints by Sk. Nurul Huda

  • Cheryl Tutaan (6/1/2017 10:42:00 PM)

    By my Running FOOT-PRINTS, the poem my hand
    failed to write to your false paper....loved these lines...It's quality of artistry is profound! thanks for sharing, Nurul...

    B.m. Biswas(6/2/2017 10:21:00 PM)

    Thanks.... when I wrote this poem it seemed to me as if I was in a vision and the victim boy was infront of me.... tears of joy came to my eyes when I finish it.... I was in my way to school and at the bus stop I go to a Internet cyber café first and after writing and submitting within 15 minits I catch the next bus... and I was little bit late to join my school.....

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/14/2016 1:13:00 PM)

    Behind the mountain with your mind! However, weapons of war made by mankind WILL NEVER BRING US PEACE. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    B.m. Biswas(6/2/2017 10:24:00 PM)

    Thanks and gratitude to you dear.... Though it is too late to reply..... I am grateful to you.

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  • Bri Edwards (7/3/2016 2:17:00 PM)

    are bomb craters.........footprints? i liked the lines which mentioned running and mentioned the poem engraved by them.

    bri :)

    B.m. Biswas(7/4/2016 10:35:00 PM)

    thanks you very much for your suggestion and evaluation, , , , , , , I am too fortunate getting you.

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  • Bri Edwards (7/3/2016 2:04:00 PM)

    • WHEN I LOOKED for definition of “allution” [from your Poet’s Note], I found this. See the spelling. This is a new word for me.
    [uh-loo-zhuh n]
    • Examples
    • Word Origin
    See more synonyms on
    a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of something, either directly or by implication:
    The novel's title is an allusion to Shakespeare.
    the act of alluding; the making of a casual or indirect reference to something:
    The Bible is a fertile source of allusion in art.
    Obsolete. a metaphor or parable.
    Origin of allusion

    Some other observations on your Foot-Prints poem:
    I am rereading the poem now. It is more understandable (for ME) after reading the poet’s note. Thanks.
    “I try to look up the sky” …………..i would add “to” or “at” after “up”. But if I were about to look for a word in a dictionary, I might say: “I am looking up how to spell a word.’ I might say “I am looking up the street ………or up the woman’s dress………or up above my head, but I would not say “I am looking up the sky “ …. Or “up the tree” [well, maybe]….or “up the car” [unless I meant that e.g. I was looking up information about a car]. But I might say “looking up the pipe”. LANGUAGE IS WAY TOO COMPLICATED! ! ! ! !
    I was taught the story of The Garden of Eden (not Eaden) .
    “To have a ariel look….” …………I would use “an”, not “a” in front of “ariel” …………..and here we spell it “aerial”. [well, I didn’t really know how to spell it! ] Maybe in India, U.K. etc. it is spelled “ariel”.
    [adjective air-ee-uh l, ey-eer-ee-uh l; noun air-ee-uh l]
    • Examples
    • Word Origin
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    of, in, or produced by the air:
    aerial currents.
    inhabiting or frequenting the air:
    aerial creatures.
    operating on a track or cable elevated above the ground:
    an aerial ski lift up the mountainside.
    reaching far into the air; high; lofty:
    aerial spires.
    partaking of the nature of air; airy.
    unsubstantial; visionary:
    aerial fancies.
    having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal:
    aerial music.
    a radio or television antenna.
    Football. forward pass.

    This story is a bit surrealistic*** for me.

    ***not sure if “surrealistic” is quite the word I want.
    Full Definition of surrealistic
    1. 1: of or relating to surrealism
    2. 2: having a strange dreamlike atmosphere or quality like that of a surrealist painting
    I like the poem, though I like, even better, poems I don’t have to wonder much about.

    The video I think caused me to have to deal with an ad video which came on after your video. And sometimes when a poem has a video, I find the page switches to another poem page when the video finishes.
    Both the video and the still photo make me think you are trying to make some statement about war, as I believe your “subject (of poem) ” line mentioned. Yes, it mentioned “art, terrorism, warfare”.

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  • V.m.saraswathy Munuswamy (7/1/2016 11:21:00 PM)

    inner awakening is needed for all, to some it happens by incidents, to so some it happens naturally, to some it was not realized at all, your thoughts are spontaneous and superfluous, the more you open your heart, the fountain gushes priceless words, keep sharing, thanks for the invitation, read my works too, dear (Report)Reply

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  • Aarzoo Mehek (6/26/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    Run run and run and I run blindly...but.
    That mortal tragedy brought me the fortune to
    Enter into the Eden, the God's evergreen Garden....

    Salvation from the worldly affairs....but not this way, not this way..Life is beautiful and these fanatics should learn to respect life... Some poems need no paper as it is engraved in the timeline of nature. Beautiful poem Nurul. Keep sharing your thoughts.10

    B.m. Biswas(6/26/2016 12:57:00 PM)

    Thanks thanks and thanks.........
    Valuable and tru evaluation........your comment also has some poetic touch.

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (6/25/2016 2:26:00 PM)

    Beautiful write by ingenuity of thought, thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

    B.m. Biswas(6/25/2016 9:46:00 PM)

    Thank you very much for your valuable evaluation.....I am too happy with it..

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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