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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Incomplete by Zeeshan Sattar
Incomplete, a photo by Zeeshan Sattar on Flickr.

کبھی فرصتیں جو نصیب ہوں
چلے آنا، میرے پاس تم
ہیں ادھورے کتنے معاملے
میری ذات سے تیری ذات تک

This moment in time has stood still,
And in this moment, there’s no one at all

A Promise by Zeeshan Sattar
A Promise, a photo by Zeeshan Sattar on Flickr.

Evanescent Dream by Zeeshan Sattar
Evanescent Dream, a photo by Zeeshan Sattar on Flickr.

A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is a experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery.

– Bright Star (2009)

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth – with the fire dead, the laughter stilled, and the light extinguished

Fairy tales usually start with “once upon a time” and end with “and they lived happily ever after”. But for us it’s “they lived happily ever after once upon a time”