Nosheen Irfan

Gold Star - 53,970 Points (Lahore, Pakistan)

On A Cold Night - Poem by Nosheen Irfan

Putrid, like burnt ice
Stale breath of winter night
Rose from the freezing ground
Spreading up to the trees' heights

The sheet of stars over the velvet sky
Dimmed and fogged by the sighing air
Twinkling with half-hearted shine
Hardly visible to the earthly eye

The rising fumes of cold
Knitted in the white tresses
Of snow-decked trees
Obliterated the distant outlines
Of houses with a warm fire

In the misty light of street lights
He walked with steps wary and shy
With his hands clutching the woolen warmth
Inside the pockets of his new overcoat
A surprise gift from a golden heart
To lessen the suffering of homelessness.


Nosheen Irfan © 2016
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Topic(s) of this poem: man, nature, poverty, weather


Comments about On A Cold Night by Nosheen Irfan

  • (9/27/2016 11:14:00 AM)

    It is Life
    Hi Nosheen,

    This poem I had read long back and revisited now.
    I have seen people living in the streets of Delhi suffer the cold during winter. A true picture you have drawn here. Communicated to my heart directly. Congrats.10.
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/19/2016 4:37:00 PM)


    You have painted a picture of rich quality my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/13/2016 7:23:00 AM)


    'The rising fumes of cold, Knitted in the white tresses, Of snow-decked trees' is simply beautiful. Vivid description of a cold night of winter. Keep inking. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/13/2016 3:43:00 AM)


    Missing love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, July 11, 2016


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