Biography of Shabeeh Haider
I have been writing poetry since I was a child and have been published in newspapers and journals. This year two of my poetry books have been published. A Vagabond Heart was published in May 2014 and Ripples On My Soul has been released last week.
The poems that I am posting here are mainly from my book, 'A Vagabond Heart'
Shabeeh Haider's Works:
A Vagabond Heart
Ripples On My Soul
Shabeeh Haider Poems
I'll hold you for a final kiss, Its time to say goodbye. And I don't know if ever we Will meet before I die.
When birds twitter to the trees, And waves talk to briny seas. When sky whispers to the sun, Secrets that are shared by none.
I stand beside the chestnut tree, Where many times you were with me, How much the tree and I, now miss, The faint embrace, the gentle kiss,
You stepped into my world and opened up a door, A door that was opened by no one else before. You stepped into my life and made each day a dream, Dreams are always perfect and that's what my days seem.
The Silent Hall
There is no breeze, The leaves don't blow. No flowers dance, Nor rivers flow.
How many storms will rise today? As I gaze in your eyes today.
A Star In The Sky
A STAR IN THE SKY I heard someone say That when one would die, The soul would become
A Thief Of Love
Love has stepped into my world, And now I am a thief. Stealing minutes from your life, Though often they are brief.
The glorious rainbow in the sky, And spray from the briny seas, Were mixed with bloom of the rose And sweet honey of the bees.
A Face Like The Moon (Ghazal)
A FACE LIKE THE MOON (GHAZAL) A face like the moon, stars twinkling in eyes, To see you each night, I look at the skies.
Ghazal (Our Eyes Were Locked)
OUR EYES WERE LOCKED(GHAZAL) . Our eyes were locked and there I read, All that your lips had left unsaid.
English Ghazal (Every Time)
The same story has been repeated every time, A heart that trusts has now been cheated every time. . I lay roses along the path where you will pass,
Beyond My Thoughts
Beyond my thoughts, beyond my dreams, There is a world, they say. The sun and light, they beckon me, Your memories tell me, "stay"
I picked the weed under my feet And placed it in my heart. The sunshine that was in my love Had warmed it from the start.
The glorious rainbow in the sky,
And spray from the briny seas,
Were mixed with bloom of the rose
And sweet honey of the bees.
The rays of the moon as it shone,
Flowers mixed with morning dew,
Were enclosed in human flesh:
Lord gave this form to YOU.
(From my book, A Vagabond Heart)