Kishwar Naheed

(1940 / Bulandshahr / India)

Ghazal - Poem by Kishwar Naheed

Suspicion consumed me
As it does to this day

Lined by desire
I hid the wounds in my heart

You make it all end in tears
Values are abandoned

As if a thorn were pulled out of my heart
Tears spill from my eyes

Lights still burn but the place is deserted
Once faith was unshakeable

A head of snow at my shoulder
Once we were a tongue of flame

Loneliness is my twin
Were there ever such twins before?

[Translated by Nuzhat Jabinh]

Comments about Ghazal by Kishwar Naheed

  • Souren Mondal (10/25/2015 3:45:00 AM)

    'Lonliness is my twin' - a beautiful poem that captures the essence of a woman (or maybe even a man) who closed the door of her heart after it was broken.. Beautiful.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 9, 2012

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