Most Precious Moments of LifePrelude:
Most precious are those moments of life
The value of which we don't realize
Till we can never recapture them...
My Mother and I:
My mother who is a poet
Arguably the best living Urdu poet
Of the subcontinent-
Is my best critic.
Sometimes I recite
My poems to her;
And when ever she happens to like
A couplet or two,
She just keeps mum,
But tears well up in her eyes
Tears of joy
That her daughter has
Touched the chords of her heart
I can see the pride shine through them,
I can sense the pain she feel for my suffering,
I can feel the understanding in her moist eyes...
These tears are the most precious pearls of my life.
Most precious gems in the treasure chest of my heart...
And sometimes we sit together,
Both mother and daughter
Recite our poems to each other
Most precious are these moments of life...
Today when I read this to her in the morn,
Her voice grew tremulous over the phone,
I could hear the tears shimmering in her eyes...
These are the most precious moments of my life...
Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copy rightę: Zoya Zaidi
Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-06-20 at 12:28
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