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Poem: Waiting For Your Entrance

Poem: Waiting For Your Entrance

By Aziz Ejaz, Writer
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Dedicated to a daughter of a missing person The clay made-dreams of a kid Grow flowery spikes in each remembrance Ever since you promised for a gift Why don’t you come back shortly? She has waited, waiting and will wait In every single jiffy of absurd reminiscences, She made a castle with a shabby walls around She has bade all her friends once And now calling them over As she dreamt your entrance in preceding […]

January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Culture, Pakistan, poetry
Three Poems by Romi Jain

Three Poems by Romi Jain

By Romi Jain, Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs
Location India India

Three poems from Romi Jain, a published poet, novelist, and vice president of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs. 1.  The Diary The scribbled bits of paper swirled in a storm and littered a black carpet: the ashes in a nude forest, interspersed with dry hails. The upturned edges made a futile exercise to understand the thoughts that lay unknown, until scooped out for the exclusive reader—me. “Have this diary then… brand new, and keep it […]

January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Culture, poetry
Celebrations of Gul Khan Naseer

Celebrations of Gul Khan Naseer

By Aziz Ejaz, Writer
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Chief Minister and Governor of Balochistan praise the life and achievements of poet Gul Khan Naseer at a two-day international seminar in Quetta. Gul Khan Naseer, a notable poet who wrote in Balochi, Brahvi and Urdu, authored many books on history and collections of poetry. He passed away in in 1983. In commemorating Naseer’s achievements, Balochistan’s Department of Culture Tourism and Archives held an international seminar from December 5-6 at the Serina Hotel in Quetta, […]

December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Pakistan, poetry
Remembering Baloch Poet Gul Khan Naseer

Remembering Baloch Poet Gul Khan Naseer

By Adnan Aamir, Freelance Researcher, Analyst and Columnist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Balochistan Chief Minister announced that an international conference will be held to honor the literary works of poet Gul Khan Naseer. Gul Khan Naseer was a notable poet of Balochi, Brahvi and Urdu. He was a contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Habib Jalib. Born in 1914, Gul Khan Naseer became a provincial minister, wrote many books on history and authored several collections of poetry. He died in in 1983. “Baloch youth should study Gul […]

October 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Pakistan, poetry
I Wait In Gaza

I Wait In Gaza

By Aalia Suleman, Freelance Writer on South Asian Issues
Location Pakistan Pakistan

As I sit in the burning piece of land That has always been my homeland, The borders around it continually shrink. Confining me to a smaller and smaller area. Thrusting my soul and my spirit Into a corner Where hope does not exist. Fleeing is not an option Because I can never flee From the horrors Of what I have evidenced in my life. The horrors of death, abandonment, immurement, and captivity. The labels of […]

July 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, Palestine, poetry
Poems by Romi Jain

Poems by Romi Jain

By Romi Jain, Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs
Location India India

Three poems from Romi Jain, a published poet, novelist, and vice president of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs: “To the Immigrants to America,” “From a Woman to Men Whose Silence Sucks” and “Words.” To the Immigrants to America Dear Immigrants: To the gateway to freedom from fear, where the stale tears – wiped not for years- dissipate, where the lip edges depressed with sorrow stretch gaily into inverted rainbows, where fantasies progress merrily from mind to existence […]

January 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, poetry
Remembering Tiananmen Square

Remembering Tiananmen Square

By Romi Jain, Vice President of the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs
Location India India

“Remembering Tiananmen Square” is a poem of historical and political significance in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the massacre. How stunning is human history: Events sometimes Take place in the lap of locations They contradict. It happened on June 4, 1989. In the precincts of Tiananmen Square, Unarmed protestors met with massacre: The “gate of heavenly peace” became an orb of slain urges to Freedom; Chang’an Avenue-“eternal peace street”- Stupefied stood. A square shed ordinariness of […]

December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Asia, China, Culture, poetry