Windows Poem by Naseer Ahmed Nasir


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Windows open vistas for us
Windows - of hearts, of minds or of eyes
Windows - which might open outward
Or inward
They bring the light on the other end to this end.

Windows converse
They open the alphabetical locks of our lips
When night weaves nets of darkness on windows
Life-spans speak out in whispers from abysses of pain
Windows then perforce remain silent
Suffer days of tongue-tied laws
Nights of oppression
And epochs of tyranny

Windows are self same stories of dreams
Of centuries
Mute testimony of chasms
Court yards and ruined houses
Evidence of rusted eons rattling with exhaustion
in tyrant time's primordium continuity

Windows have the heart of a woman
They open their body's wings of each clime
With a little waft of wind
With fragrance, sunlight, rain or moon beams.
They blow away paper-light images
And waste away life in uncharted desires.

When butterflies fly in front of windows
Eyes glued to window panes become tearful
With noontide memories.
Evenings look forward to a wayfarer passing by
When they're covered with climbers
holding forth red and white flowers
They fill closed fists with the touch of fire-flies.

Windows often insist on being kept open
They're surprised to watch cloud, birds
And the blue sky's expanse
If they're kept shut
They're afraid of the life breath of
Walls and rooms getting strangulated.
They're afraid of dwellers forsaking their houses
They also feel life's desertion
They also feel despondent
Windows are human beings!

Poem by: Naseer Ahmed Nasir
Translated from the original Urdu into English by Satyapal Anand.
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Naseer Ahmed Nasir 03 March 2010

From: Robert Louis Dummett (Paris France; Male; 62) To: Naseer Ahmed Nasir Date Time: 3/3/2010 11: 39: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: Windows Dear Nasser Enjoyed your poem. Thought the more of it, the more I read of it. Such haunting imagery with words beautifully couched, speaks volumes. Thanks for sharing and keep writing. Robert Louis Dummett

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C.R. Clark 05 March 2010

A beautiful, compelling poem, my friend. Excellent imagery. Thank you. Richard

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Tiana Tucker 05 March 2010

This is so beautiful. I'm sure I'll never see windows the same again.

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Abhinav Baruah 05 March 2010

Windows of thoughts so broad... wide open... delving deeper and deeper everytime I read it again and again... Thank you for sharing

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Jaime Rassbach 05 March 2010

This was a awesome poem! Its so cool how you used window! with a twist of passion its truly good!

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Art Paul Schlosser 30 October 2018

Clever poem! I like the style your using here.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 03 October 2017

A very beautiful poem..nicely penned. I quote..Windows converse They open the alphabetical locks of our lips When night weaves nets of darkness on windows Life-spans speak out in whispers from abysses of pain..the lines are absolutely fabulous. Congrats..! ! Thanks for sharing

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Rajendra Rout 26 September 2017

This word is very beautiful.i enjoy your poe

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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 June 2017

Beautiful poem having a comparison of window with human body. Captivating one. Thanks for sharing.

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Seema Chowdhury 17 September 2015

Very well expressed and a reflective write. Thanks for sharing.

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