Sunday, May 3, 2015

Today, my tears--By Sheikha A.--Pakistan and U.A.E.

Today, my tears

reach out to the castles at the Empyrean,
where the light is a different illumination
from what the earth receives; where erudite
is the river that beings drink from, finding
what had been sought in just one sip of fate’s
mysteries – a fate that which exists, or had
been a word to sheathe the truisms whispered
into our ears by a guard superior to our soul’s
rambunctious tumults. I reach out to the anthem
of the sky laving upon skies, husked
is my voice that hymns of my severed heart,
calling for cessation; or truancy of the clock,
giving me a new shadow I pride afore the sun
or send me a battle, I saboteur, and you rage
over me – send me your existence, so I feel
mine.

Sheikha A. is from Pakistan and U.A.E. and often finds herself in a world of oscillation that most of the times motivates her writing too. She maintains a (or tries to) blog on sheikha82.wordpress.com.

19 comments:

  1. Sheikha A.! Delightful to discover your work here! I particularly like "...the truisms whispered / into our ears by a guard superior to our soul’s / rambunctious tumults..."
    warmest regards, LMKaminski

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  2. Welcome to Whispers, Sheikha! A great poem. Hope to read more. Sheri

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  3. Lovely Sheikha - I'll check out your blog
    Maureen

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    1. My blog isn't much, but I do have some things useful up on it =)
      I'd be glad if you checked it out (I hardly get any visitors to it anyway)

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  4. Dear Sheikha,

    It's good to see you already have lovely comments from three contributors already. Congratulations! Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy being a part of our writing community.

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you for publishing my poem =)

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    2. Thank you, Sheikha, for sharing your words. I look forward to reading and publishing more of your poetry. Again, welcome to Whispers!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Dear Sheikha--I enjoyed your poem of heartfelt words and look forward to seeing more of you work. Welcome! Sincerely, Barbara Tate

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  6. Sheikha,
    A beautifully touching and moving poem. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you for reading, David; much appreciated =)

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  7. Very moving and well written., Thank you for sharing best wishes. Pete.

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    1. Thank you for reading my poem, Peter =)

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  8. Hey! Nice poem... I like the way the words seemed to snake into each other without the traditional breaks that most poems take. In essence, the enjambment was quite fun for me. You did your play on words well and showed great composure in handling every word...
    But well, maybe all I am trying to say is 'Well done. Well written.'

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    1. Thank you for the commendation, Su'eddie. I haven't any formal training in writing, so I do most with what little skills I've got =)
      I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

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  9. Hello Sheikha. Welcome to Whispers. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us and for "Today, my tears." I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. thank you for reading Maurice! =)

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