Xelam Kan


Lost Paradise - Poem by Xelam Kan

Swat, Dwelling of the scented and angelic souls

A land, once was a country`s dear
now passing through turmoil years,
Where health and beauty cheered the gaze
and how often her charm was praised.
Her snowy hills and rosy land,
The never failing brooks and smiling springs,
the enchanting breeze and the lovely scene,
People called it heaven on the land.

But I tell you now.......
These were her charms and all are fled,
By divine writ her luxury cursed,
Those lovely bowers once her pride
Now lust and lies instead abide.

Rivers serene storm in anger,
Sky hills blooded and too danger
The land is trodden by armies' dark
Guns roar with a question mark.
Behold that mountain`s fairy
Her wide eyes full of quarries
Searching for her love and peace
But uncertain to get her ease.

Where dusk terrifies and hurting dawn
and the starry sky is wailing.
Sages are quiet and the young abstain
O never step into this fairyland
But pray to have our serenity again

Good Heaven!
What sorrow dooms that parting regime?
Why Nightmares reigns our lovely dreams?
and shattered the hearts serene.
To whom I blame,
Soldiers of the god…..?
Or soldiers of Land...?

Let's hail the shedding blood
of the poor innocent being,
they are suffering but never complain,
And sing a coral in melancholic strains,
No beauty adorned their fairy eyes,
truth decays and false arise.

O, tears from the depth of divine despair
Rise in the heart and turn into fears,
But my faith never disappears,
Have vision that dazzles my eyes
And behold a lost paradise.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

this poem was composed when dark armies hit our sweet heaven in 2008.dedicated to those who loves nature and liberty.
help has been taken form the poem deserted village

Comments about Lost Paradise by Xelam Kan

  • Bri Edwards (10/10/2016 10:57:00 AM)


    favorite lines so far:

    Those lovely bowers once her pride
    Now lust and lies instead abide.

    and

    .....the starry sky is wailing.

    well, bad times have at least spurred the poetic pulse of Xelam Kan to create a fine poem!
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    Let's hail the shedding blood
    of the poor innocent being,

    it took me a while to find the definition of hail i sought with Google's help ['thanks, Google! ]:

    to cheer, salute, or greet; welcome.2. to acclaim; approve enthusiastically: The crowds hailed the conquerors. They hailed the recent advances in medicine.
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    Xelam, maybe you mean halt? ?

    halt1
    hôlt/
    verb
    verb: halt; 3rd person present: halts; past tense: halted; past participle: halted; gerund or present participle: halting

    1.
    bring or come to an abrupt stop.
    there is growing pressure to halt the bloodshed
    synonyms: stop, come to a halt, come to a stop, come to a standstill; More
    pull up, draw up
    Jen halted and turned around
    stop, bring to a stop, put a stop to, bring to an end, put an end to, terminate, end, wind up;
    suspend, break off, arrest;
    impede, check, curb, stem, block, stall, hold back;
    informalpull the plug on, put the kibosh on
    a further strike has halted production
    antonyms: start, go, continue
    used as a military command to bring marching soldiers to a stop.
    company, halt!

    noun
    noun: halt; plural noun: halts

    1.
    a suspension of movement or activity, typically a temporary one.
    a halt in production
    synonyms: stop, standstill More
    the car drew to a halt
    stoppage, stopping, discontinuation, break, suspension, pause, interval, interruption, hiatus;
    cessation, termination, close, end
    a halt in production

    Origin
    late 16th century: originally in the phrase make halt, from German haltmachen, from halten ‘to hold.’
    halt2
    hôlt/
    archaic
    adjective
    adjective: halt

    1.
    lame.

    verb
    verb: halt; 3rd person present: halts; past tense: halted; past participle: halted; gerund or present participle: halting

    1.
    walk with a limp.
    he halted slightly in his walk

    Origin
    Old English healtian (verb) , halt, healt (adjective) , of Germanic origin.

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    and Swat? ? at first i thought of swat, the verb, as in 'swat/hit the damn fly before it eats your sandwich! .

    a friend just used swat that way yesterday (?) i a text, after i sent him a text-photo of an insect on food.
    but i couldn't figure out why you would use swat, the verb, at the start of th
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  • Saadat Tahir (6/14/2013 3:03:00 AM)


    a heart felt rendering of the pain of swat
    the loss of a paradise that we witnessed as live events unfolded, burning torture bombings killings, you name it
    it was decades back when i fist went there and then many times...
    lovely balanced and spontaneous lines that depict the anguish amply

    i too penned a poem on swat.... in fact my second longest poem is dedicated to swat
    and a second one touches swat too

    will send you links....
    blessings
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  • (2/9/2013 11:54:00 AM)


    aww its so full of emotion and a little of anger! gr8 write. (Report) Reply

  • Meena Mustafa (12/3/2012 7:42:00 PM)


    An excellent write with a lovely depiction. Keep penning :) (Report) Reply

  • The Reader (10/31/2012 9:29:00 AM)


    two humble suggestions:

    dwelling instead of dwell
    and
    The never failing brooks and smiling springs,
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  • Jahan Zeb (10/27/2012 9:52:00 AM)


    You have wonderfully sketched Sawat. A place that will not let you go once you visit it. And the people are so nice and soft hearted.

    This is a serious question.
    To whom I blame,
    Soldiers of the god…..?
    Or soldiers of Land
    Let hail the shedding blood

    Your words are poetical and you know poetry. Gifted dear
    Jahanzeb
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  • Yash Shinde (10/25/2012 7:42:00 AM)


    wonderful imagery well written great use of words loved it :) (Report) Reply

  • Fatma Ballaswud (10/22/2012 12:13:00 PM)


    I enjoyed reading your poem! It's a wonderful piece (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (10/21/2012 3:23:00 PM)


    Great write, so beautifully written with wonderful imagery, inspired write! (Report) Reply

  • Asif Andalib (10/20/2012 5:16:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem written in old English (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 17, 2013


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