Sadiqullah Khan


The Pity Is That She Knows - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan

The pity is that she knows,
Perhaps that my desirous heart
Beats twice on the beats of her step,
Sings extempore, my deep voice -
In musical rhythms and that when I see her,
Am housed in mirrors, fairies' companion,
Or a thought forgotten, returns vehement
Talk to myself, -O the statuesque appearance
Taller than skies, broader than earths
My vain existence, my sweet deceit
Rainbow's colors, silvers of moon
In your hemmed extensions, your river eyes.
Therefore, I, a sculptor by the night
And by the day, clast again the icons,
Neither I understand the love's delusions,
Nor my hands, I lay on her contour,
But alas! Though, the time gets filled,
Buoyant, like waves upon waves I am taken,
From state to state, when a halt -
O destiny to you when I reach,
Though, there is no beginning, no arriving,
And to you when I arrive, in you I shall travel.

Sadiqullah Khan
Islamabad
January 14,2016.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hope in Vulnerability is a garden representing Sentebale, the charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.
Designed by Matt Keightley, the garden is hoped to raise awareness of the charity and its work providing healthcare and education to Lesotho's most vulnerable children, many victims of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDs - the world's second highest HIV infection rate. "I was privileged to be allowed to walk onto the garden and immerse myself into this slice of South Africa. Many flowers which we would associate with British gardens such as Lupins, Iris and Erysimum 'Apricot Twist' (pictured above) filled with borders with a waterfall and rock pool at one end with overhanging rustic decking." @ My mailgarden

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016



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