This the next in our Elements challenge- Wind /Air
PERSEVERENCE (The Wind and I)-Zoya- Aliena-Elements Challenge-WINDIsn't it interesting that the wind can make
For thousands of miles in a desert,
By constantly blowing in a certain direction,
Interesting patterns in the sand,
Giving the illusion of waves of water in the vast expanse
In the dry barren desert without a drop of moisture...
The same wind blows for thousands of years,
And makes a hole in the solid rock-
The formless, shapeless, colourless, invisible wind
Can bore holes in impregnable rock,
By simply blowing consistently, perseveringly, powerfully,
For thousands of years at a stretch...
The formless, shapeless, colourless, odourless, invisible wind...
My soul too is formless, shapeless, colourless, odourless, and invisible like the wind...
Can my soul make a hole of love
in the rock-hard heart of humanity?
Can it arrange the hot sands of the World
to become a cool Sea?
The same wind when hot rises above the earth,
Reaches the sky, cools down to become the fluffy cloud,
Pour down and cool the very ground from whence it had risen,
And get absorbed by it to cool its hot being...
Can my soul rise above the fire of my own misery?
Purge and cool, become a cloud, high in the sky,
Can it fall like a cooling rain on the parched souls of the world?
Can it cool the scorched brow of troubled, sleepless souls?
I don't know,
But I can try
Like the mighty wind for thousands of years...
When I am gone,
My words will go on...
My words will persevere...
In black ink...
Author: Zoya Zaidi
©: Zoya Zaidi
Ohh! The Art of Flight
the peering sun.
Embraced, you smile.
In the golden dust dance
of atmosphere, raven wings
flash past your eyes at the border.
Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-11-27 at 12:02
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