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Khairul Ahsan


A Poet And Love


The Mississippi-Missouri may dry up one day,
But not a poet's heart. Streams of unrestrained
Feelings continually meander through his mind.
Though, not always, may they produce a poem.

Love, or lack of it, manifests in a poet's works.
If he has known love, he soothes the parched
Hearts of the lovelorn with a sprinkle of it. If not,
His yearnings beat the cry of a lonely, distant dove.

Dhaka
08 March 2014
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Submitted: Friday, March 07, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Even when a poet takes a break, his thoughts continue to flow.

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  • Khairul Ahsan (6/7/2014 11:05:00 PM)

    @Marie Shine
    Thanks for your great analysis of my poem. Your each sentence is a jewel in her crown! (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (5/24/2014 4:02:00 AM)

    How love or the lack of it in a poet's life, affects his life, is excellently inked in this penning. A poet in love is in heaven, his work flows through his golden poetic pen as a river flows to the sea. He is eloquent in his writing, inking poetic works of art and resplendent poetic gems for his beloved and for the world at large. A poet who has no love in his life is like a desert, barren and bare. His poetic pen dries up, produces nothing. He is in inner turmoil, in despair, in the depths of depression. You have eloquently expressed this in your excellent and very resplendent poetic gem, Kahirul, which I have so enjoyed reading. Thank you for sharing. I wish you a very nice day and a very lovely weekend - enjoy! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/6/2014 12:58:00 AM)

    @ Ruma,
    I am glad that you have liked my poem. Readers' delight is poets' inspiration. Thanks for providing me that. (Report) Reply

  • Ruma Chaudhuri (4/21/2014 10:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful and really beautiful. Today I read some of your poems and I really feel nice. What a nice poem you write my friend. These are all so so that any of them can mending our depressed mood. Thanks a lot for sharing your excellent poems. Ruma (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/14/2014 10:25:00 AM)

    @Lorraine Colon
    I am greatly inspired by your thoughtful comment.
    ' How proud I am to be near this river that has inspired this beautiful poem! , ' - Thanks for this compliment. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/14/2014 10:11:00 AM)

    @Susan Lacovara
    Thanks for your poetic appreciation. Your words are very soothing. Always love to hear from you, with your usual salutation, PEACE!
    Thank you, the daughter of Peace. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/13/2014 10:12:00 AM)

    @Beauteous Victory
    Your words are kind, appreciative, inspirational and warm!
    Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (3/12/2014 9:19:00 AM)

    The endless rush of water, the poet's words, sending forth ripples that drench even the most dry of souls. I loved this one...it speaks to the heart of us all. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (3/8/2014 12:30:00 PM)

    The Missouri River is dear to me since I reside in Missouri. It is a grand and friendly river, providing relaxation and enjoyment for many people, And now it has contributed to a grand poem from Khairul's pen. How proud I am to be near this river that has inspired this beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/8/2014 12:09:00 PM)

    @Marie Shine
    Thank you for reading my poem with so much interest and providing such a lovely interpretation!
    Your words inspire me a great deal. I am honored to have your feedback. Thank you so much! (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/8/2014 12:08:00 PM)

    @Mary Amrutha
    Thank you for reading my poem and leaving your comment here. I appreciate. (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (3/8/2014 7:33:00 AM)

    The love in a poet's life or the lack of it is a wonderful spur to his/her crafting their art. The heart of a poet is different to all other human hearts, because it has a certain sensitivity which is above and beyond that which inhabits another human heart. This sensitivity allows the poet to feel at a deeper level than other human beings feel. His/her heart may be crushed, sore, bruised, bleeding words which spring forth as a poem, or his heart may know the joy of ecstasy, depending on his/her mood, words gushing like a crystal clear waterfall, cascading on to the page as a new poem. Your exquisitely penned poem portrays this and brings home to your fellow poet reader, the power which a poet has through his/her poetic pen! I have so enjoyed reading. Thank you, Khairul for sharing, another one of your resplendent poetic Masterpieces. Blessings always... (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/8/2014 4:34:00 AM)

    @Sandra Feldman,
    'Thank you for another wonderful heart beat.' - Such a lovely comment! I cannot thank you enough, for this wonderful line.
    You have interpreted my poem beautifully. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (3/8/2014 12:58:00 AM)

    So sad is sometimes, a poet's love. But it is so true, the heart is always feeling whether translated into poetry or not.. Beautifully said and felt.
    Yes, Feelings come and Feeling go,
    They enrich the heart, of that
    A Poet really knows.
    And your tremendous sensitivity,
    Is what your writings, Always show,
    Thank you for another wonderful heart beat. (Report) Reply

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