Lighthouse Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir


Rating: 4.6

Tell me, O moisture
Halted in the eternity of my eyes
Which stagnant epoch has confined you!
God weeps rain
On some land of pain
Why only one dropp of my tear
Has stuck on His lashes.

Tell me, O breeze of shores
The name of the city
In which she waits for me
Who told me in a drenched voyage
love is an island, grief the sail!
Tell me the releaving spell
I will perform the ritual
Of departing
And will meet her
In long rows of stony pillars
I will hold her in my arms
And will hand over her
Odysseys of the lands
In exchange for only one kiss!

Tell me, O sign of light
Whether the images of peak-less
Rocks beneath the water
Are abstraction of olden centuries
Lying on the verge of eternity
Or sculptures of unreflected
Shrieks of slaves
Rowing in a fable!

Tell me, O magical bird
Flying over the waning immensity of time
Where is she
Whose memories have
Anchored the mast of ancient voices
In my heart.
Tell me, O star on land
Why travellers
Dream about you?

Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir,1994
Translated from the original Urdu into English by Parveen Tahir
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: ancient,dreams,journey,love,myths,ocean,voyage
Davon Montgomery 15 July 2009


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Patti Masterman 08 July 2009

What a lovely, touching poem you've written. Ten is not really enough.

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Ashraful Musaddeq 24 May 2009

Another legendery poem,10+++

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Ejaz Khan 21 May 2009

An extremly beautiful poem, feels like as if you have dived and brought the pearls from the depths of sea and woven this poem of those. Excellent work, greetings! Regards

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Shashendra Amalshan 19 May 2009

good words of wisdom Nazeer, very effectively v chosen words very appropriately/....god weeps in rain...very true indeed...I m very glad that yesterday god cried in merryment and send tears of ecstasy to srilanka...war is over at last....tiger and lion can walk in hand to hand..thanks 10+++

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Shahzia Batool 14 May 2013

all addresses are beautiful esp.Tell me, O star on land Why travellers Dream about you?

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Alison Cassidy 06 January 2010

This is a superb poem. A beautifully crafted ode to your lighthouse, lush with vibrant images that live on in memory long after the page has been turned. A highly romantic reflection on an ancient symbol of light and mystery: 'O moisture, halted in the eternity of my eyes... O breeze of shores... O sign of light... O magical bird Flying over the waning immensity of time...' You have certainly done your lighthouse justice, Naseer. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Abdullah Musa 07 December 2009

This is d makin of orginal mind. It truly moisten my burning heart.

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Patrick A. Martin 20 July 2009

My God Naseer this is wonderful a masterpiece no less.

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Winnie Angel 18 July 2009

its pricsless in terms of the thoughts and the beauty of the love.......Winnie

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