Friday, December 4, 2009

WHERE AM I? - Parveen Shakir

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Where am I in your life?
In the morning breeze or the evening star,
hesitant drizzle or sharp rain,
silver moonlight or hot noon,
deep thoughts or casual tunes?

Where am I in your life?
Down from work,
a weekend’s interval on a beach,
or an unintended silken release
between your fingers from serial smoke?
Or a readily replenished,
freshened moment without wine,
or a moment’s leave, anonymous,
between the breaking of one dream of love and another’s beginning?

Where am I in your life?

- English Translation of one Poem of Parvin Shakir from her famous book Inkar (Refusal) -English translation by Alamgir Hashmi

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