saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Timorous Anodyne Eyes … 2008-2k13


Delicate Tapas together they had
doxy damsel with gray suitor lad

slowly the grand via in gondolas glide
to far off lands, streaking trains ride

slow meander of the river they trace
from every angle Toledo to face

shoulders rub on stage coach bump
side to side giggled in tango of rump

tip toe the narrow cobbled street
In Jewish quarter of Cordoba on feet

at finery of Grenadian palaces gape
also the marvel of Florentine shapes

through churches old and mosques cold
distant life safely tucked and neatly fold

often laughing mindless crazy mad
cautious glances a bit wistful sad

split, distant dance demonic doubts
bring to fore the rub with routs

strange fears prance in anodyne eyes
propped on nameless reflective sighs

we grab the moments as they present
Or on an odyssey have fate, far off sent

timorous side-glances ricochet forever
touch no purpose and relations never.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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saadat tahir
20th Aug,2k13
Islamabad

the moors of yon and the marcescent dawn....! ! !

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  • Yasmeen Khan (8/23/2013 12:31:00 PM)

    Thoughts awry set on yonder surreal scenes down memory lane where moments were enlivened in each other’s company. A story has been told in a superb way set in the backdrop of Cardoba, Granadian palaces and Florentine shapes. I must say in the tradition of classics, anticlimax: ''Delicate Tapas together they had'' to 'split, distant dance demonic doubts'' make it a lovely read. The last two couplets are sheer philosophy.

    “All lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform; vowing more than the perfection of ten, and discharging less than the tenth part of one'' (Troilus and Cressida) (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (8/22/2013 5:34:00 AM)

    Aha subliminal touches n u hav sublimely touchd upon d Turkish Spanish Moors historic scenes very poetically too. Awesomely crafted poem. (Report) Reply

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