Saturday, August 25, 2007

surreal

in a dust filled sky, your faint outline on the horizon tempts me with its promise of a refuge. are you a mirage or a distance not covered?

the dust sits on my skin, i can taste it with every breath. all the words are scattered and some fall to the ground torn by thorns and worn thin and useless. there remain a couple clutched tight in my fist but i wonder which ones do i pluck for you?


i cannot see you clearly though i hear you, i know your voice but sometimes you speak in a tounge that is not yours. then you become a stranger who i have no reason to trust and yet still...

surreal to let you go. sunlight seems harsh and voices discordant, distant.
far away, over there the sun covers you in its gold. the dream finally bites the dust.

Perhaps some day this will all make sense.

12 comments:

Alien said...

hmm... perhaps.. and perhaps not..

very nice visual metaphors!!

gulnaz said...

alien- thank you...i guess life is about questions and not answers.

iamnasra said...

I ached reading this poetic thoughts ..I was just on verge to cry

Alok said...

extremely vivid imagination Gulnaz and u put together words so beautifully ....

"there remain a couple clutched tight in my fist but i wonder which ones do i pluck for you?"

- a dilemma that i have gone thru so many times and u have expressed it so wondefully

"the dream finally bites the dust. but then with every fallen dream a new dream will shape with wings of dawn ...

Awed!!

alok

gulnaz said...

nasra- thanks...some times i wonder what we would do, if we didnt have tears.

alok- thank you, i think you are too kind to me, but i am not complaining... :) isnt it amazing how we all are so similar.

Janice Thomson said...

Hello Gulnaz...your phrasing is marvelous, heart wrenching and perfect in description. I so enjoyed this piece sad as it was.

I have enjoyed browsing your words that seem to really grab at one in this blog...look forward to reading more - I shall be back.

gulnaz said...

janice thompson- thank you so much!!! i hope you visit again.

Abdur Rahman said...

Salaams Gulnaz,

Some very beautiful poetry here. Ma sha Allah. Insha Allah, I'll be stopping by in the future.

Abdur Rahman

Pat Paulk said...
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Pat Paulk said...

Sorry, I'm the deleted one. The dust of dreams leaves one thirsty, but reality never is enough. Excellent!!

samrina said...

Beautiful, meaningful, deep words...

Hope you're doing fine there.

Take care

gulnaz said...

abdur rahman- salaam and thank you so much for your kind kind words! :)

pat paulk- oh my god! that is so true!!! perfect!

samrina- thanks and thanks again, hope you are fine too. :)