Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

Feel Of The Moment!


I look upwards but can't guess what the time is
3. Pm or 4.pm?
The day is waning
The dull quietness is ruling everywhere
Silently
It’s all void of sound, noise or any voice
The stillness is ominous
(ominous... perhaps is not a right word,
you might call it...intuitive)
The shadows are falling oblique
Sometimes get elongated
Then vanished
The sand-grains in the glass
Are on the move
Constantly
No one can dare to stop
The twilight from coming
And enveloping all the scene around
Soon all the colors of nature
Will hide themselves
Behind the ruling gray
Yet all is not dark still
So nice it is to have a walk
On the soft shoulders of the rustic roads
Neither dark nor bright
And to explore the mystic ruminations
Falling so intuitively
Never forget to keep the pen and the pocket-diary ready
For capturing such creative moments divine
The human company is not wanted as it might kill
some feel of the moment
By the prosaic talk of the here and now
Keep looking straight
The way is at a risk of losing
The shadows of the avenues of the side trees
Are printed on the road
Some will see the nightfall
As their final stop
Some will be on the move
To witness the next dawn breaking
Or beyond
The river-bed on the west
Is ready for the tired sun for a night sleep
We shall wait for the bright dazzles of the new dawn
Just a night away
The company of the lighted bulbs
Is pleasant enough to bear the unbearable wait…
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On the books-strewn bed, with the dream-filled pen
A new poem will fall tonight
the mind is ready to receive! ! !

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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  • Patricia Grantham (11/3/2013 12:07:00 AM)

    The quiet hush of the night has birthed thoughts of a new poem.
    Even the darkness does not hide the delightful conception of a
    the next poem about to be born to PH and other members. We
    welcome the new creation, Well said. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (10/29/2013)

    A lovely elaboration of the setting sun along with the next writing preparation.
    It's a pleasure to know - keeping the pen ready for capturing the situation............ nice (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (9/23/2013 10:52:00 PM)

    Your mind...wandering again, writing the words from the moment..
    ..ah..forget the formality, let just heart speaks and feel the moment..- maybe, maybe this is what you said to self when write this, and yes this write is so good...i have sometimes feel the same..i like your thought_SOul (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (9/19/2013 12:24:00 PM)

    Some beautiful thoughts Shahzia - night-time seems to be the best time for most poets. A lovely read. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (9/16/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    the pen and paper is always at the ready at 3: 00 am is a good time to write for me. If I wait until dawn all is lost. a good write (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (9/15/2013 1:25:00 AM)

    Never forget to keep the pen and the pocket-diary ready
    For capturing such creative moments divine
    The human company is not wanted as it might kill
    some feel of the moment............................how true and a poem is penned. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/13/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    Stunning detailed account of twilight scenes that can capture our imagination and result in great creativity! (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (9/12/2013 1:47:00 PM)

    A nice flow of thought like a cascade, last lines are so inspiring. I too loved it dear friend. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/11/2013 9:43:00 PM)

    Once a person is in deep thought and speaks slowly deeply and clearly here my sister is speaking so nicely th and I am listening keeping or having a position hands on cheek honey drips within out as some arrow hit on the comb pierced for the new thought to perceive a new morning so sweet tgank u (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (9/11/2013 9:36:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem Shahzia.The birth of a new poem! 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/11/2013 2:00:00 PM)

    Wow wonderful write..A new poem will fall tonight, the mind is ready to receive..Moment is beautifully captured.
    Loved the way you penned it Shahzia. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (9/10/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    the moment with an insight like the gale if not captured by ink will say good bye. Super hit. (Report) Reply

  • Poet's Fan (9/10/2013 6:38:00 AM)

    wwowowowowowowowowowwowowowowowowowowowo, , , , , , , , , , , , , , am in the magical charm of the moment that the poetess felt and i felt along with her as she took me on the road, , guided me, , showed me how to see and feel the beauty that a poetess of such high sensibility can see, , , , let millions of poems fall from her moist nib of her prolific and beautiful quill.. how inadequate will be poem hunter without shahzia... thanx, , have no words to express what i felt after reading this poem, (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (9/10/2013 5:03:00 AM)

    The still quiet of evening as dusk falls and poetic inspiration fills our mind. (Report) Reply

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