Treasure Island

Yasmeen Khan


Stones Have Hearts


Stones too have hearts, they speak
Talk, feel and when carved they bleed
They are treasure troves, books and tomes
They are palaces, pyramids, graves and domes
They are Ozymandias, Abou el Hol(Sphinx) , dieties
In them Time's frozen, they're history,
They're erudite, scholars and visionaries
Man not only lives in flesh, he breathes in alabaster
In marble, in onyx, in travertine too, alive in sculptor
Stones inhale and exhale, are projective, receptive
Healing, soothing, kindle love, dreams and visions
Arn't they strong, outgoing and forceful?
Or calm, inward and peaceful?
Being lifeless induce fertility, growth
Neither taste Life nor Death, yet grace both

Submitted: Friday, January 24, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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  • Akhtar Jawad (6/24/2014 7:28:00 AM)

    You are right Yasmeen, I saw Taj Mahal on my twentieth birthday, This amazing beauty spoke to my heart and very soon I relied to the white marble. You wrote a nice poem, (Report) Reply

  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (3/24/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    yes, a unique thought makes this poem so interesting
    your creativity is awesome and i love to read this again and again
    thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (3/1/2014 1:26:00 AM)

    Any poem that imputes (God's) grace to a stone rates a 10 in my book. I can personally vouch for skills as visionaries (but you do have to learn their language) . Were you aware Yasmeen, that stones have revealed to us that the magnetic North Pole and South Pole are going to switch places in the near future? (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (2/25/2014 11:47:00 PM)

    A unique write up, as stones are always used to indicate the heartlessness or hardheartedness but you have infused breath and tenderness in stones by your choice words...a different thought, thoughtfully composed! Yasmeen Khan! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (2/15/2014 2:50:00 AM)

    very insightful write. stone is one state of nature and stones have a good role in our day to day's life. if there would be no stone how could we compare with heart. keep writing. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (1/29/2014 11:45:00 PM)

    Makes me think of the most sacred, beloved and most kissd stone, the Hajre Aswad in Mecca in Kabah. A fabulous stony poem! Kudos. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/24/2014 10:31:00 AM)

    A very unique thought on the sculptered monuments and other marvels of stone! Yes, within each stone, there is an angel, a Venus or a David veiled! Stones are also palaces, pyramids, graves and domes! Enjoyed this poem with a difference in looking at things! ! (Report) Reply

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