This post is about the poetry group I have recently joined. We are experimenting with different ways of creating poetry, in particular local content. This week's assignment was a Documentary Poem where we have to use other people's words and create our own poem. Find 2 sources and take 8-10 words/phrases/sentences from both and create … Continue reading Do You Remember?
Stood defiant in the face of history Each brick cemented with a memory Whispers once shared in one tongue Which anthem shall now be sung? *** Thanks to Liaqat Ali Vance for this photo and to @LahoreMore for sharing it on Twitter and providing inspiration for my poem.
you may try to silence sound but you could never still vibration you may make us shed blood, tears but it will only flavour that essence how shall you mute us? how shall you abduct the rhythm in our anthem? each explosion only lends itself to the reverberation yes, grief is selective yes, mourning is … Continue reading Lal Shahbaz Qalandar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhwJpac61Dg I was mesmerized when I heard this arrangement and just had to share https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgwL_GCakQY Listen to our music teacher Isaac, so beautiful, so talented! *** How different really are we from each other? I believe if there is one thing that will unite us, it is Sound
revelations and misinterpretations
From the International Space Station here is the India-Pakistan border at night. This photograph shows one of the few places on Earth where an international boundary can be seen at night. The winding border between Pakistan and India is lit by security lights that have a distinct orange tone. Source perhaps we hid behind borders because we are … Continue reading where light divides
where love once lived in the heart of man religion replaces it god's name now a convenient pretext humanity's loss
I thought being human was inbuilt in us and that we would be guided by our instincts or consciences to show decency and empathy to other people and living creatures. Sadly, it seems that very frequently we need lessons in humanity from others. I do believe that acts of kindness and the feeling of togetherness happen in many … Continue reading Lessons in Humanity
I simply cannot tolerate those who are intolerant!
and they hacked and they killed ... but humanity never died and we searched and we prayed ... but it was ourselves we found