A life free of hazards is hard to conceive.
A mountain came against my way
The first step I took,
And what I found at end of toil-a wild deserted place.

As evening sets in, tears flow
And fuel the lamps to glow.
They make you think of gatherings
Candle-lit and gay.

Splendors of your image
I see in sands enriched
And spring in all its colors
I pick from the sands.

A thousand songs sweet and dear
Repose, concealed in heart,
If ever they venture out to lips
They wail in bitter complaints.

How to locate and find now
The trace of shore devoured by storms,
The monster winds have now advaned
and swept away my hope.

O Parvin!
Can ever I fend my heart
When stones I see
In rosy hands?

About Parvin Shere

Parvin Shere is a poetess, artist and musician. She was born in India, then migrated to Canada where she has resided for over thirty years. She is married to Professor Syed Waris Shere, a product of Aligarh Muslim University (B.Sc. 1956). Parvin Shere has been painting for over thirty years and formally developed her talents at the University of Manitoba (Canada) Fine Arts program. Her extensive travel throughout Europe and particularly in developing countries triggered in her a need to enlighten her audience about the dualistic nature of this world. The oppressed has a profound effect on her work. Parvin’s... Read more...

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Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi (Gujarati: નાનાલાલ દલપતરામ કવિ) was a noted author, poet of Gujarati literature, and was given a title of "Kavishwar" (God of Poets) by people of Gujarat. His name is sometimes spelt Nhanalal.


Nanalal was born on March 16, 1877 as the fourth son of Dalpatram, the...

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hame.n ko_ii Gam nahii.n thaa Gam-e-aashiqii se pahale
na thii dushmanii kisii se terii dostii se pahale

hai ye merii badanasiibii teraa kyaa qasuur is me.n
tere Gam ne maar Daalaa mujhe zindagii se pahale

meraa pyaar jal rahaa hai ai chaa.Nd aaj chhup jaa
kabhii pyaar...