All Things Raw

A love so raw yet so refined
a charm so vague yet so defined;
Saw a damsel roaming in the wild
rustic outwardly, inwardly a child.

A young bride clad in a red trousseau,
her modesty peeping through her arched brow;
In that arid land she was a floating spring,
proud to say, she was my prized finding.

“I know my gaze amazes you.” She once sighed.
“And the kohl of my eyes gives you sleepless nights.”
“The tinkles of my anklet bells
and my bangles’ trill,
have all chained you and revolted against your will.”

More she confided, “My home is this vast wasteland,
here I live with my man though weird, yet grand.”
“In seclusion we’ve solemnized our union, O’ Stranger!”
“Me and my solitude wander around together.”

“For me my co-traveller spins a dream every night,
together we strive to finish a journey of lack and might”,
“Having sand beneath our feet and stars above heads,
we cherish our lives of bedouinism and its trends.”

“By tying an unseen string with me, you’ve proven yourself to me,”
“O Visitor! you’ve chosen an untread path to reach upto me.”
“I’m amazed that I’m desiring a thing of this desirous world”,
“O Visitor! You’ll remain in my heart even in my after world.”

Copyright ©️ DrNikhat Bano
All rights reserved. August 05, 2021
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About Nikhat Bano

I am an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Instructor by profession. I love to write romantic and spiritual poems and I find a great sense of relief after penning down my thoughts on paper. It has now become a passion for me and will continue as long as I live.

8 thoughts on “All Things Raw

  1. Amita Paul

    A charmingly romantic piece of poetry, with a striking beginning , and an ending reminiscent of the Hindi film song :
    “ Ke Ham Tum chori se
    Bandhey ik dori se
    Aji jaiiho kahaan , Ai Hujoor ? “

  2. Nikhat Bano

    Thank you so much Amita Paul. Yes, you’re right, our songs and ghazals are so rich that one can claim to be born and brought up with them. They cast a deep impact on our hearts and minds.

  3. pramilakhadun

    Nikhat dear, I am speechless after reading your lovely poem, such rich expressions, passions and imagery all knit together in the colors of the rainbow.


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