This Letter….(A wife to her husband)


Decided to share again…..

Originally posted on Paper Butterfly:

This letter….

Is not just a letter…..

I have written each word

With the strings of my heart

On the pages of my dreams

For the echoes of my soul

To ring clear in your being….


This letter…..

Is not just a letter…..

I have sealed each word

With the kisses of the light

That shines from my dreamy eyes

To give a glow to your soul

For wistful memories to behold….


This letter…..

Is not just a letter…..

I have written my heart

With my silver-lined dreams

For you to feel through the pages

The rythmic beat of my life

To feel the perfume of proximity

Flow through the musty air

And make you feel alive….


This letter

Is not just a letter…..

I have stolen from the sky

The bright stars it adorns

And stitched them on each page

Of  the memories now worn


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Another blessed month of Ramadan Knocks our doors…..Praise be to Allah!

Originally posted on Paper Butterfly:

“(It was) the month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So, whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe sawm (fast) that month.” – Al-Baqarah 2:185

Like heavenly petals

of sweet lilacs

showered from Allah

The holy month descends

as a charitable blessing

to cleanse and perfume

our rotting souls

and wash off sins

layered onto our hearts

as foul, blackened ice

freezing like a curse

to teach us self-restraint

and master discipline

Develop empathy in our souls

for poor who cannot feed

to wring out like filthy water

all-consuming desire

that rages inside us

like ravenous fire.



A time of piety

wherein souls

block out greed

of this tortured world

Reach out beyond…

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Malkah…….a fairytale


The silver moon
seeing her celestial beauty,
as she slept
silent like a dream,
The flickering stars
peeping through
the window,
Her face shone
like heavenly beam,
Curls that fell
on her face-
moon stitched
with pretty lace…
The plump, luscious
cherry lips
Honey, rose
and bee-kissed,
turned dreams around
as fairies envied
Like royalty
Like a queen
So delicate
So pristine….



He came to her
and whispered-
Spread his magic carpet
of roses and fireflies,
anchored her feet
over his hands-
“Never lower them
my queen,
On this dull land..
Only flowers may kiss them
and clouds and breeze
give glow-worms a chance
A moment to seize…. “



Off they flew
into the blue shawl
of the night,
stitched with
splendid stars
so bright,
And everytime
her dark tresses turned,
Majestic black
blushed the sky,
They surfed the galaxies
Floating around
every winking star…
He sliced a crescent
from the moon,
And crowned her
as the Empress,
Blew fireflies
around her neck
to create a twinkling
Flicked two stars
which clung her ears
honoured to earring
She protested, “Been simple,
i don’t wear any”
But he shushed,
“These befit thee…”



Golden, sweet melody
Fairies began to sing,
in enchanted ecstasy
songs of sufis and kings,
A kingdom of fantasy
As destiny brings….

“Who are you?”
she asked,
in her bell-like voice,
As the cuckoos basked
in his glorious choice,
“Your Prince!
the one you had prayed for
to the great God above
Engaged you were to me
before the dawn of love…
Yes it’s taken time
Perhaps way past the prime,
But here i am for you
As time has willed it too.

Then he slipped
the brightest star
into her finger fragile,
“Can i keep you forever?”
whispered in her ears-
“Soulmates we were…in exile.”

Malkah and her Prince


The End

One year Anniversary!!!

I didn’t realise it at all ! If wordpress hadn’t reminded me i wouldn’t have known!  It’s a full one-year since i started this blog. I still can’t believe it. One of my most personal and treasured efforts which came into being out of nothing…..zilch….sifar (zero).  All this energy of emotions, within me, struggling to burst out and there it was before i knew it.

This blog was one of my most unplanned ventures. I feel i surprised myself in everyway.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my wonderful readers and fellow bloggers without whom…my world of poems would be lonely and anonymous.  All of you taking time out to read my poems and comment on them….means the world to me. Thankyou so much a million times over.


I am sorry that i have been very busy and not able to read most of the blogs i admire, though i have been trying hard to take time out……plus my frequency of posting poems too has come to an all time low. Will try my best to post off and on….and visit all the amazing blogs.

On my blog’s one-year-anniversary, i would like to share two things….

1. I thought of closing down my blog several times… up on it. But something kept me going…

2. A quote i read today  and it means a lot- “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”- Carolyn Mysss

An answered prayer




Perhaps you were birthed

from a tear that left my


each time I raised my hands

in prayer,

and the shivering soul

in the remotest corner of my body


Perhaps my dua reached

where I couldn’t,

and the season of our meeting

had reached it’s


as soon as the season

of our individual, dilapidated sorrows

had exhaled it’s ultimate breath sans


and the entire purpose of fate

throwing us against the edge

of deepest


was to create a path

to merge our throbbing


into unity of destiny,

and perhaps to make us

conscious enough

to overcome the hurdles

of worldly, domesticated boundaries

that only questions and demarcates…

Perhaps this was always how

it was meant to be

and how do I explain

the things I went through

on my way to you?

Walking on the flames of pain

where darkness hugged,

 tears kissed

and sleep stayed frozen awake

in the coldest, stoned nights

through missed

ectopic beats,

where screams lay trapped

jailed inside claustrophobic mind

where the origin of own light in eyes

burnt you trembling blind

A long journey it’s been

forcing against the storm

of doubting humanity and hearts

who said I won’t find you

And look, you stare back at me now

smiling :)

Suffice to say

you still feel like a dream

But my cognizance whispers to me

“This is an answered prayer”.



dua- (urdu language)  Prayer

ectopic- misplaced



“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul”- Mahatma Gandhi


Unchained Melody


I’ve lost myself

to seek you,

Come hold

my innocence

with the strings

of your heart,

Come fly

with me,

Let’s embrace the stars

Rising slowly

kissing the breeze

until you feel afraid no more,

And I won’t

let you go,

until my rhythm

makes you soar,

swimming with clouds

the sun dripping

golden dew,

as we play

unchained melody

flowing like aroma

of crushed roses

on the palms

of heavenly garden,

Come soar with me,

I fly with ethereal wings

of rainbow

and will share my colors

with you

until you become

the synonym of me

as I sneakily

steal your identity…

We will dance

with charming kites

as they twirl

around our flight,

I will show you

my kingdom

The mystical romance

of butterfly effect,

as we circle the world

breezing with faith,

Make you I will

the envy

of high-flying birds

as we convert

into blessings

their meagre curse,

Come float

with me,

and if

you get tired

we will descend


the brightest star

where i will bestow you

with the nectar of

Gumamela and jasmine

to drink

into your senses

and lose yourself

in the beauty of

the silver moon,

I will sing to you

the legends of

phoenix and fairies,

If you feel

the longing to return

to your hearth

overwhelmed with company

(I promise)

we will perch

on a falling star

and journey back to

our destiny.


“Eventually soul mates meet for they have the same hiding place”-Robert Brault


girl-crying-never-ending-rainUn-knot me

Untie me


Honest whispers

Just tell me

Can you really

be a friend?


Un-break me

Unbind me


The sadness

around me

that dwells…


If not heal me

then  feel me

my mind…

the heart

that still throbs

like blind


Defeat me

forfeit me


ignorance is hurt

and can lack


Un-cry me

Un- tear me

Un- sigh

Undo pain

before it