Not All Is Lost Poem by Nosheen Irfan

Not All Is Lost

Rating: 4.9


There's darkness, but not all is lost
The stars, the moon and the fireflies
Look how darkness helps them glow
Darkness, with its forbidding demeanor
Its black cloak of devilish proportions
Its creeping shadows and the ghostly signs
See how it lets the trees exhale their sadness
Be not afraid of the dark, O' my heart
Rather, feel the world's soul, deep inside
Quiet descent of heavenly stillness, around
Feel the breath of sleeping air, surrounding
And the slow ascent of heart's cries, praying.



Nosheen Irfan © 2015

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: faith,fear,hope,life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kelly Kurt 06 September 2016

Darkness is an old friend of mine. Although the light of day supplies life and color to my flower gardens, the night is more overall soothing to me. Metaphorical darkness, however, is a universal enemy. Wonderfully penned my friend

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Unnikrishnan E S 06 September 2016

Hi Kelly, Your words Darkness is an old friend of mine inspires me. We have a great poet in our mother tongue 'Malayalam'. He is named Akkittham Achyutan Namboothiri. The following couplet of his is very very famous VeLicham dhukkhamaNuNNee Tamassallo sukhapradham, meaning, Son, light gives you sorrow; it is darkness that gives happiness and is comforting.' Thank you for reminding me of this great poet and his exquisite poetry.

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M Asim Nehal 06 September 2016

Truly inspiring poem, there is a purpose behind everything and we do not realise it hence we segregate them by categorising as Good and Bad... Thought provoking poem, Loved it...10+++++

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Anil Kumar Panda 06 September 2016

There is not all bad about darkness. Darkness brings out the heavenly bodies and lends a feeling of sereneness. Nice concept. Loved it.

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Christopher Tye 06 September 2016

Wonderful poem, without darkness light couldn't be the same.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 31 August 2022

This is a poem of substance! I respect the core of this poem a lot. My pleasure revisiting this value laden piece! !

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Dr Dillip K Swain 20 July 2022

Be not afraid of the dark, O' my heart....great expression! I appreciate all your majestic poems. Keep it up!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 01 December 2021

It's another wonderful poem... adorable poetic expression...loved it

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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 August 2021

Optimism reflected in this beautiful poem is praiseworthy!

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Chinedu Dike 14 September 2020

A concise and insightful bit of verse. A beautiful creation.

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Nosheen Irfan

Nosheen Irfan

Lahore, Pakistan
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