Abdul Wahab


>>>Gift Of Words


Sun rays play with shadows
Words play like the sun
At will, they come into light
And play with my all emotions
They leave for me a gift of monologue which
Like a shadow goes after me.

Everywhere I carry them, too
As they ride on the back of my mind
And sing songs with a flute.
Without sound they chime a bell
Even they go behind the cloud.

Quickly they return back
When I am at rest
And start a conversation with me
In voice low clinging upon my heart.

Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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  • Rookie - 568 Points Shahzia Batool (12/16/2013 3:15:00 AM)

    This reminds me of a little but significant write by Emily Dickinson:

    A WORD is dead
    When it is said,
    Some say.
    I say it just
    Begins to live
    That day...

    a good idea on the conversation that words do with us, and with the help of which we communicate with the world! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,751 Points Bri Edwards (11/23/2013 12:40:00 AM)

    i might be hard pressed to explain ALL of this to someone else....or even myself...but i follow enough of it well enough. and there is some exotic? quality of the poem which draws me in. i enjoyed it and sent it to MyPoemList. i especially enjoyed these five lines:

    They leave for me a gift of monologue which
    Like a shadow goes after me.

    Everywhere I carry them, too
    As they ride on the back of my mind
    And sing songs with a flute.

    thanks for sharing, abdul [or is it wahab? ; the order in which your names are given is different in different places]. :) bri (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,478 Points Wahab Abdul (11/22/2013 8:10:00 PM)

    A beautiful description of the complexity of language.


    Sean Spencer127 days ago
    Who doesn't remember English class? Learning about long-dead authors, reading dull novels, griping about the essays we had to write on stories we didn't understand? It's easy to see language arts as something ridiculous, something easy. How hard could it be to rhyme words? As this poem demonstrates, though, a love of language stems from more than stanzas and rhyme schemes. It's the subtle warmth in the knowledge of the fact that we can command and empathize with the emotions of others with the right combination of phrases that, as the poem says, Cling(s) to the heart, and Stick(s) to the mind. It's the ability to truly and freely express ourselves, whether our emotions play like the sun or go hiding/Behind the cloud, that finds a home within us. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,478 Points Wahab Abdul (7/18/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    another comment on poetry.com on this poem

    Beautiful Fantastic Amazing


    Mrs Jennie Louise Webster10 minutes ago
    I love it it's fantastic the words are beautiful written and it has touched my heart
    Comment (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,478 Points Wahab Abdul (7/18/2013 11:34:00 AM)

    one more comment on this poem on poetry.com

    Truly excellent!


    Caleb Smith2 hours ago
    As good as ever, Abdul. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,478 Points Wahab Abdul (7/18/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    these comments were put on this poem on poetry.com



    Post
    Work it OUT Please.... I see you have something important to say


    Seeswell Sometimes7 minutes ago
    If I read this sotto voce it will sound like you mean for it to sound.... am I correct. It requires enunciation and perfect delivery orally. Very clever you are indeed.
    Comment
    +1
    Rays of light


    Francisco J Vera8 minutes ago
    You should always respect the heart because games with the heart then you might be truly happy. Always respect the woman heart, mind body and spirit.
    Comment
    +1
    Beautiful Fantastic Amazing


    Mrs Jennie Louise Webster10 minutes ago
    I love it it's fantastic the words are beautiful written and it has touched my heart
    Comment
    +1
    this is a good poem others should read it


    shareese wynn10 minutes ago
    this is short and good
    Comment
    +1
    soliloquy


    KR BALAKRISHNAN10 minutes ago
    very good feeling; the real feeling of a poet.
    Comment
    +1
    Nice


    Yvonne Gomez2 minutes ago
    Takes you to the clouds (Report) Reply

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