Yasmeen Khan


A Fragment


Wind’s fingers on
summer’s Sumerian lyre
tunes all from antiquity
trails with waves
on sand dunes

Submitted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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When winds silently blow on sand dunes

Comments about this poem (A Fragment by Yasmeen Khan )

  • Rookie Gnossienne (4/12/2014 12:51:00 PM)

    This is reminiscent of the lyric fragments of Sappho in sheer beauty and power. Exquisite verse. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (5/30/2013 9:26:00 PM)

    a golden treasure in the sun as summer is ending, a metaphor of life. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/18/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    A snapshot captured in words, a motion described motionless
    captured in the words of time. I enjoyed this poem.
    I invite you to read Flow Flames, it is different from
    my normal madness. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,675 Points Wahab Abdul (5/17/2013 11:17:00 AM)

    summer's Sumerian lyre is a fantastic epithet to get a visual image of your poem with greater significance taking the whole poem for metaphor for life, lovely composition, , , , love it...10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,094 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (5/16/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Wavy sketch of sand dunes alluring A line drawn from past to present I hope still it is very nice (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 605 Points Shahzia Batool (5/13/2013 12:19:00 AM)

    Yes, silently! but even then certain ears are tuned to unheard melodies! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (5/12/2013 4:09:00 PM)

    Visions of ecstasy i see in every fragment... (Report) Reply

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