Creativity is at its best in that transient state between subconsciousness and consciousness... like waking up early in the morning from a pleasant dream...

Twilight Zone of Consciousness

Yet under the spell of sweet slumber
In the wee hours of the morn
Waking up from a pleasant dream-
Still in the twilight zone of consciousness
Savouring the sweet feeling akin to none-
I yawn and stretch, turn over
And bury my face anew in the pillow
And try to recapture the dream again;
But, it is gone; only the feeling remains…

My mind and heart are pure like a baby’s
My soul resurrects anew…

Then I hear the curlew cry
As it passes overhead with joy
The peacock hoots somewhere to the peahen
The common Maina, the Sparrow, the Wren
Chirrup and vie with each other
For my undivided attention…

Suddenly above this cacophony
There rises a sweet melody
Of the Koel in the Mangroves
As she calls to her mate
in anguish of the lonely…

The poet in me comes alive
I pick up my pen and automatically,
Not even conscious of what I write,
I pour my feelings on the paper, white
The ink looks like colour dipped in blood
The red of my passion, as it floods
The hues of my heart in my soul’s cup…

There emerges a picture painted in words
As I celebrate my subconscious state
The song of my soul is sung in those moments
When heart and spirit meet the mind in recumbence…

Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright : Zoya Zaidi

Photo:' Silver Linning in my Cloud' by and : Zoya Zaidi

Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2007-10-10 at 03:26

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i must say your poems gives light to the soul...kathy's poems are always lovely and your poems are always spiritual...she gives love and you give strenght...My inspirations...My two favourite poets of poetbay...


Your poems are always so wonderful and overwhelming. So I always have to read them several times:) Thank you for sharing your words, thoughts and love.

simply beautiful my darling Zoya, simply beautiful

So precise and so wonderfully done this piece is!!!

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
And the doctor returns once more ot enchant us with her skill as a poet nice to see you again Zoya welcome back a lovley poem rgds Mike

Masterfully done..
We thank you for picking up that pen
You are by far one of the most creative writers I've ever had the honor of reading..

Great Write...

Touching the Conscious


Zoya Zaidi
Sorry, friends for the long periods of abscence; I still have computer problems...
I miss you all terribly!
Love, Zoya

Kathy Lockhart
absolute beauty flows from within you Zoya. This soothed my spirit and raised me up to a higher place of being. I am in love with the poetry of your soul. : ) favs.