Saturday, February 13, 2016

Red Roses by Syed Anjum Ali Bokhari

Red Roses 
by Prof (r) Syed Anjum Ali Bokhari

No painter can capture that elusive fragrance
That suggestive redolence
of love, bright red and shining
reflected in the eyes of the loved one;

Amidst all the upheaval and strife 
They still raise their lovely heads, 
Even though fallen before her feet;

''A flower that once has blown forever dies'', 
said Khayyam-
But No! No!
For the Creator has promised a Resurrection,
Fallen roses too will rise;

In their newborn redness
I will also see my beloved's red lips reborn, 
now and then, always. 

© Prof (r) Syed Anjum Ali Bokhari 2016

Prof (retd) Syed Anjum Ali Bokhari is a former university professor from Pakistan. He now spends most of his time writing fiction and poetry in two languages and remembering his lost loves. 

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