I am always eager to use this space to introduce emerging poets with creative energy and innate originality. I am glad that Fatima Hasan sent her fabulous poems. I immediately asked her if I could post them here and Fatima kindly agreed to my suggestion.
Fatima composes poetry in English language. She is based in Karachi, Pakistan and works for a telecommunication company. Like a quintessential poet, Fatima has been composing verse since her childhood. She plans to publish her works for sharing them with a wide cross section of readers.
This is the first of the two poems that I received from Fatima. ***
Fear of losing
In the gloomy and tender night
Three white birds flying towards their destiny
Sailing in the world of sea
Clear and deep
Your essence so close to me
Holding me tightly into your arms
The beat of your heart as fast as ever
Cherishing the moments of being with me
Without a word, discloses all
How much you are concerned at times
How much you adore my presence
Makes me wonder, the beauty u bring to me
The world of hope
But the fear of times and you not remaining the same prevails
Her diction is unique and there is tenderness in her expression and images. Fatima was recognized as the poet of 2002 and poet ambassador of 2007 by poetry.com. She was also invited to the poetry conventions held at Washington, Florida and Las Vegas in the United States. Here is the second poem that sparkles like its title.
Under the stars
Under the moonlight alone
Driving on the endless roads
Shiny stars on the blue
Not a single person could be seen
After the life loud strife
Needed the quietness of your love
After the agony of life
Needed your tender and affectionate arms around
After all toil is done
Craved the heaven which lies in you spirit
After the day’s sun
Needed to observe the shine of your eyes
After all the hatred for the world
Needed your humble words
I, setting free myself
Woke up, not knowing it was a dream I lived my life in
In Fatima’s own words, she aims to ”convey her message to all those people who are inspired by the beauty of nature, the silence of the rivers, the majestic mountains and especially those special ones who touch one’s life and become ineffable..”
All luck to her and hope her work will be read widely through this blog.
Images for the poems were captured by Yasir Nisar.