Had Ocean Been My Confidant Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir

Had Ocean Been My Confidant

Rating: 3.7

Had ocean been my confidant
I'd have given it
All of my truths for safekeeping

Tales i would have written
Of seashells picking girls on beaches
Whose golden bodies were
Like isles of dreamland
But whose fates were
Like lines drawn in sand.

Had ocean been my confidant
I'd have given it
All my loneliness
I'd have walked with the wind
Clasping its finger in my fist
On distant paths
From whence no one comes back!

Had ocean been my confidant
I'd have given it all my depths
Stepping into its limitless
Blue bosom
I'd have made earth into my bark
Sky into my sails
I'd have made the woeful moment
Of separation
A connecting link between you and me.

Had ocean been my confidant!

(Translated from the original Urdu by Satyapal Anand)

Thursday, October 30, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: girls,loneliness,ocean,ocean waves,sadness,seahorse,sorrows,voyage
Sonya Florentino 04 August 2009

but surely Naseer, poetry can be your confidant? has it not? i'm sure you have ones that are for you to read only....

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Majida Abdul Latif 03 July 2009

its good peom but dont gave up the world is full with good people and we always meet them. Thats life. but i loved the peom.

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Shashendra Amalshan 28 June 2009

yeah... Naseer, i m running out of close friends too. every one need close confidant... and i wish i can some one as beautiful as soothing as ocean.. this is a beautiful write indeed., very touching too...10 +++well deserved with love shashendra

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Mamta Agarwal 25 June 2009

had ocean been my confidant... after reading it several times, i feel we are all lonely at heart, and hope to have one soulmate- a confidant in whom we could pour out all our secret desires, longings, and above all just be a silent witness to our lives without judgement. Naseer, this is the finest poem I have read in a long time. Regards Mamta

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Janet K. Rauch 22 April 2009

This flows like a beautiful love letter... and like the ocean, its meaning keeps going deeper and deeper, so many possibilities for each reader to interpret the soul stirrings expressed here. Thanks for sharing your gift. Peace, Janet

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veronique buea pre 28 July 2010

i love this poem marvlous

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Yelena M. 17 July 2010

Had ocean been the humanity's confidant....We would all know peace on Earth, for sure :) And had time been my confidant, I would learn Urdu to read your poems in the original, Naseer. With best wishes, Yelena.

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Fasika Ayalew 11 December 2009

Melodic and music like poem. Interesting to read

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Lillian Thomas 01 September 2009

this is so beautiful, very good imagery. It literally sings in English, I can't imagine how beautiful it must be in Urdu. Thank you or sharing this poem. And kudos to your translator.

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Onelia Avelar 08 August 2009

Beautiful pacifying poem...

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