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At Peace – A poem by Affan Yesvi

The day had been long and tiring Clustered with various thoughts and emotions Honest work , corrupt systems , politics Natural relationships and superficial existence Why this greed for name and fame This lust for possessions and power?…

FORLORN – A poem by Sadaf Masoodi

No way set the fire free, ablaze the obsession, within you and me, for that unbidden reality, let it all be... These are the mounts, high and low, and with ages they don't grow, its no love, but a naive show. See me burn, why be so…

Deodars and Ruined Temples

Muriel A.E. Brown Chenar Leaves: Poems of Kashmir (1921) Mrs. Percy Brown Published by Longmans,Green and Co (London) in 1921.   On the road to Kashmir Himalaya’s noble tree, great deodar! Towering aloft…

A Poet Lost

Under the dark shades of the pine I have lost I have come again to the city of a tribe lost. Searching the earth taken under the fabric white Where children had buried their toys and lost. The trees are on fire melting the winter frost And…

Re-living the Winters by Nazuk Kaul

The winter season is a welcome change after the gruelling summer in Delhi. The nip in the air feels gentle as against the memories of gusts of pinching cold breezes of the winters of yesteryears in Kashmir . Kashmir has been a gracious host…

Soulache – A poem by Syed Rabe’a Bukhari

Pieces of my broken soul still cling to you Drooping breaths from frail limbs of life Moonbeams, like quicksilver, skid down my ashen face I see them quivering and squirming In tiny puddles of lashing rain Creating ripples of longing, of…

The Sind Valley

From the Book "KASHMIR' By Sir Francis Younghusband 1st Published in September 1909 The most striking of the side-valley is undoubtedly the Sind Valley. A fourteen-miles ride, or a night in a boat, takes the traveller to Ganderbal at its…