At Night


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What is this darkness? What laws do govern at night?

Your silently slipping memories, into miseries turn, at night

 

Lovers, whose land lost its moon in the clouds of time-

Why should their hearts not -for light- burn at night?

 

"Lord, Tear apart my darkness before it tears me apart!"

An infidel when heard, lit up a dervish's cavern at night

 

It weaves a garland of stars around the crescent 

What art - to deceive reason - does my heart learn at night!

 

"Treasures are hidden in ruins." So are the secrets in silence.

Thus, to decipher your silence, I entered into a sojourn at night

 

Beholding broken connections and unheard calls in a deaf vale

An old man plans to sell pigeons, on his return, at 

Written By:

Manzoor Bhat