Asif Andalib

Rookie (27 November 1967 / Moez Monzil, Komlapur, Faridpur, Bangladesh)

My First Love - Poem by Asif Andalib

I have cut off at least a thousand heads of Hydra
But I am still fighting with it
I wish I were Hercules

Throughout my youth
I was mesmerized by the nymphs
Now I have realized it was just
Waste of my most precious time

My first love was burnt to ashes
Like the phoenix
Now the ashes are turning into
My love once again
But the dragons are destroying
My sweet dreamland
By blowing with their mouths
Wild firestorms

Now my brain is haunted by the ghosts
They try to scare me to death
Now I am like Adonis
Venus has hurt me by her weapons
Wherever my blood drops fall
Blooms anemones of love poetry


Comments about My First Love by Asif Andalib

  • Rookie Morawn Higgs (12/7/2012 9:51:00 AM)

    Interesting. Very literary, sir. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Jon Terry (10/1/2012 2:40:00 PM)

    this one is awesome Asif, really great, I feel I could learn a lot from your pen that's for sure, this is an epic of a poem and you do the ancient hero's and gods justice with a piece that should last as the names quoted in this master piece
    Great! ! !
    jon (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 76 Points Sankaran Ayya (9/29/2012 7:56:00 AM)

    Love poets were born when love failed and those succeeded in love wrote the same fairy tale and
    self same single line-they lived happily ever after. When first love fails it, as you tolled it rises like a
    phoenix or you may call it flowers from ashes with tears on their petals. To read such poems you need not
    fail in love but should have a heart to understand the tears. Nice poem Asif. My best wishes
    KAVIN CHARALAN

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    Some poets' pages are having this list others are not.. If you know tell me.--Kavin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fredoneth Jonelas (9/28/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    Lovely poems. Love really conquers all.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Naffie Savage (9/28/2012 8:25:00 AM)

    Wow this poem is very interesting and sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Darkangel Flyfree (9/27/2012 8:35:00 AM)

    Wow, I really like your style of writing here! Great job! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 249 Points Vipins Puthooran (9/26/2012 11:03:00 PM)

    tis a very beautiful poem/ top marksss! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,284 Points Tarobinson1103@gmail.com Robinson (9/26/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    beautiful, haunting, of love past, present and future
    as love's flames die and the last gasp of fire turns
    to a wisp of smoke and rises only to be dispersed
    by the winds of time......I think of your phoenix rising
    as that wisp of smoke dispersing searching for love (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eindaray Kyaw (9/26/2012 12:45:00 AM)

    Good....very lovely writing and idea..
    I appreciate this
    Thanks for sharing! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Simon Odhiambo (9/26/2012 12:22:00 AM)

    Memories well captured and put accross. great. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sunny Rose (9/26/2012 12:10:00 AM)

    Greek mythology theme wow what a great way to write a poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 25 Points Simon Aindongo (9/25/2012 8:29:00 PM)

    Asif, this says a lot with such few words....Big ups! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 274 Points Words' Knight (9/25/2012 2:22:00 PM)

    the greatest imagination.you are a brainy man. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 274 Points Words' Knight (9/25/2012 2:21:00 PM)

    You have the greatest imagination brother.
    nice work well expressed thoughts. go on. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,021 Points Valerie Dohren (9/25/2012 1:58:00 PM)

    Lovely Asif, very inspired and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Greg Uhan (9/25/2012 1:49:00 PM)

    Great write, tremendous use of mythology, pure heart and imagination love it. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,208 Points Sallam Yassin (9/25/2012 12:54:00 PM)

    just great like a myth, genius Asif well done
    god bless u & thanks to share. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Nader Baheri (9/25/2012 12:36:00 PM)

    great one
    the combination beween myths and love.when the ashes become to the love by blowing
    mucha gracias (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Solmon Jejemore Gbemiga (9/25/2012 11:22:00 AM)

    Good poem. It touches me. well done man (Report) Reply

  • Rookie So Close (9/25/2012 10:22:00 AM)

    hi asif....short but really wonderfull..and your words are superb

    »so close« (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012



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