Shahzia Batool

Bronze Star - 2,265 Points (Pakistan)

Tefl Days! ! ! - Poem by Shahzia Batool

The CLOSED campus of the OPEN University!
And the steel-grey pigeons on the window-sills!
Those ironical Sundays-
OFF for the Other blessed beings,
AC-frames, so cool to watch,
Walk-through Gate but a simple frame
Basement -the gloomy cave of spleen
Stepping downstairs
Might make you forget
Aeneid's journey to the centre of the Earth
Every room had two wall-clocks,
One always tells time of Yore
The only thing you won't forget
which adorns its natural features
My lovely friends n brilliant teachers! ! !

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to my respected teachers prof.Shakeel Amjad & Prof. Moazam Hashmi
whose brilliant instructional input during PGD-TEFL WORKSHOP at Lahore campus eclipsed the other things...
TEFL stands for Teaching Of English as a Foreign Language...

Comments about Tefl Days! ! ! by Shahzia Batool

  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/9/2012 10:37:00 AM)

    Those are like journey blues of life-great write (Report) Reply

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  • Shahzia Batool (9/9/2012 4:47:00 AM)

    Seema Chowdhury (Maple Ontario Canada; Female; 41)
    Shahzia Batool

    9/8/2012 4: 01: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)

    good and an expressive work.
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  • Shihabudheen K J (8/29/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem.memories are something that keeps us alive.campus view is nicely picturised too (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2012 12:34:00 AM)

    Very descriptive. Places one at an advantage to experience the backdropp of a thoughtful and well composed tribute, as it dedicated to two worthy honorees. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das (8/23/2012 11:17:00 PM)

    Learning English as a foreign language and having brilliant teachers, friends and above all the natural scenic beauty around----all are lucrative! (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2012 5:26:00 AM)

    poetic nostalgia, , and rightly so :) (Report) Reply

  • Osama Waqar (8/19/2012 8:17:00 AM)

    just beautiful........
    just for the record i dont have enough to comment on the poem of such a great poet....
    love it. absolutely fabulous.good thoughts which shall make long-lasting, ever-beautiful memories.
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  • Ramesh Rai (8/19/2012 5:19:00 AM)

    I voted for this poem in morning but was thinking about TEFL, i think it is abbreviation. The days of TEFL has been beautifully narrated. the last sentence is universal. you can not forget the frnds during your school days. similarly, i can never forget my frnds and office colleagues.. A realistic poem with nice positive thoughts. I wish you all EID MUBARAK. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 18, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 19, 2012

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