Saturday, April 11, 2009

Highlighting the Beautiful Words of Hamid!


THE NIGHT DESCENDS INTO THE LAKE


The night descends into

the still waters of the lake.

Moonlight adrift in the woods.

Wild flowers of silken hues

hide themselves in the nearby grass.

Dust inflamed

by the torrid moments.

Thoughts entangled within words.

An utterance the lips

can only muddle through;

exactly like the night descending

into the still waters of the lake,

like moonlight adrift in the woods.


~~~


--------------A Poem by: HAMID YAZDANI

(Translated from Urdu by: M Salim ur Rahman)



ALL THAT WE KNOW


All that we know

is how to set the words on fire.


We do not know

that the burning words

warm up those feelings

which are chilled to the bone!

They import

a little bit heat

to frozen thought

and lifeless reality.

They provide a hint of warmth

to shivering dreams

and tired out breath.

We do not know what

the burning words imply.


All that we know is how

to set the words on fire.


~~~


……………. A poem by: Hamid Yazdani
You will find Hamid actively involved on the Poets and Writers Registry Site (click title)!