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The Stranger

Gifting dreams of hope to my eyes, he vanished in a flash
Carting away the treasure of sorrows, leaving mirage a trash

Thorns of grief were, in all, the earning on whose part
Left a delightful rose in the derelict mansion of my heart

He wasn’t the Socrates, yet he drank the poison of apathy
And with wine of love, he filled my heart’s vessel so empty

The bride of night ascended the horizon unfurling her hairs
Hands of that Azar  have given my thought’s idol such glares

Love, sympathy and loyalty are qualities profound
Anguish is what they reward you with, soothing although they sound

Walked he himself, to the hangman, carrying his cross of soul
To show me how my courage faltered in playing its role

Wisdom was rendered, Yamin, by vainglory inept
The book of vision he flung into the worthy hands of zest.


Azar, the father of Prophet Abraham was an sculpturist of fame for carving beautiful idols worshiped by infidels as deity

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  1. Date: 10/30/2011 4:09:00 PM
    this is beautiful! I was leafing through your poems from 2011 till 2008 and enjoyed very much the subtle transformation, pealing slowly your heart. you are an amazing poet sir.

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Being from the subcontinent, we carry the torch of knowledge and understanding of the arts of ghazals. We should really write more ghazals in English so that people may know of its sublime beauty. Such a beautiful composition by your pen. Mesmeric!

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    Date: 9/13/2011 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your encouraging comments. Ghazal is a form of Oriental Poetry in which a complete message is given and a complete philosophy expressed in two lines called a verse. In that sense it is a unique form. It is bordering impossible to write Ghazals in English language because of the need of "Qafia", "Radeef" and need for meter and scale. The ones I have written are translations of my Urdu Ghazals. In Urdu I have written over three hundred Ghazals. Ghazal is an unbeatable form. To enjoy it read it in Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Fado in Portuguese
  1. Date: 4/11/2010 8:37:00 PM
    I love that, "The bride of night" really neat detail, I really enjoyed your work!

  1. Date: 4/16/2009 2:18:00 PM
    You are such an amazing poet! I stand in awe when I read your work. I fumble, write with my heart and you are so able to express the most difficult issue with grace. Love, Bridget