Saturday, November 2, 2013

Nature's Complaisance


It's not right what you say                            
Doing what you love isn't key                    
Clouds don't whine when it's time to go grey      
Nor the sand when it's whipped by the sea      

Doing what you love isn't key               
Planets throw no tantrums at routine       
Nor the sand when it's whipped by the sea       
We're the only ones making a scene       

Planets thrown no tantrums at routine       
Think they care about being 'truly content'?      
We're the only ones making a scene       
The only ones expressing dissent        

Think they care about being 'truly content'?        
It's not right what you say                             
Just love what you do; relent                    
Clouds don't whine when it's time to go grey    

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The above is a (humble) attempt at a pantoum. It is also a note to myself, in case this comes off as hypocritical!  


In other news, one of the poems I wrote on this blog back in January- Tell Me- has been published in an anthology entitled 'Cover to Cover- A Collection of Poems' by Forward Poetry Publishers (ISBN: 9781844186518), a copy of which will be available at the British Library and other libraries across the UK. I want to thank everyone who read it here- a special thank you to Laila, Loverofwords and Talitha for their very encouraging comments on the poem, and to Susan Kane for hanging it on her mirror!



13 comments:

  1. I thought it was well done, no need to apologize! Hypocritical is good in this cynical world - at least for me, sometimes! Humble too!

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  2. Congratulations! So wonderful to be appreciated for your talent!

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  3. You speak the truth about human nature. Good poem.And congrats to on your publication.

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  4. Congratulations for being published. Wow!
    This poem is also very delicate and speaks truth at the same time.

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  5. Wow that's a big move Ghadeer. Lovely Poem. Keep it up :)

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  6. Congratulations for your poem being published! That's truly awesome! You've got loads of talent and I'm sooo glad it's being recognized.

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  7. You just got me wondering in doing the stuff you love or loving what you do. Beautiful poem. Woah you got published? Did you get hold of the book yet? :D
    I came across your blog randomly and following you now. I hope you take time out to visit my blog too. http://miss-ridx.blogspot.com/

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    1. Not yet, but I've ordered it and it's on its way to me :)

      Thank you, I'm glad you find it beautiful and I'll be sure to stop by.

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  8. Nice one man,and Congrats that it got published,hope to see ur more poems getting published in Future :)

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  9. That`s a beautiful poem, masha'Allah.

    XO

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  10. I haven't the slightest idea what a 'pantoum' is supposed to be like, but I think (in a completely unbiased way) that this is the best one I've ever read :) Ghadeer, Ghadeer, Ghadeer - you are so TALENTED. How are you so talented?

    Congratulations on that poem being published! I have to admit I forgot which one it was, but nevertheless, I know that you deserve it, mash'allah :) When I start having an income, insha'allah I'm going to order that book, just for your poem if anything ^_^

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    1. What would I do without your encouraging comments Laila? :)

      A pantoum is a poem where the first and third lines of the previous stanza become the second and fourth of the next, and so on.

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  11. WOW. I'm so glad for you. Congratulations, this is big :)

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