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Yasmeen Khan


Two Winters


Winter comes, steam from coffee and soup
Soothes the mind, comfort the heart;
Aroma of roasted pistachio and peanuts,
Heating, blankets, duck-feathers,
Warmth of the ones who are closed
All make a crisp winter to yearn for.
Chilly tents, cruel winds, biting cold,
Shivering bodies with bruised hands,
Food with no steam, silent cries coming
From frozen lips and benumbed mouths
All make a bleak winter to ward off.
I live in a city where two winters
exist side by side.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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I took the inspiration for this poem when I passed by a nomad's colony.

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,384 Points Khairul Ahsan (5/3/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    Loved this beautiful poem that portrays a picture of contrast.
    'I live in a city where two winters
    exist side by side.' - But all city dwellers do not see this. You need a poet's eyes and heart to see and feel the contrast.
    A well written poem on a well chosen subject. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 383 Points Saadat Tahir (1/13/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    lovely and apt portrayal of a painful and heart wrenching situation...
    written and conceived very well (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,933 Points Hazel Durham (1/11/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem about two different viewpoints from people with money and people without money in the winters chill! ! (Report) Reply

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