Visionary Conception

Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer. He moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to avoid persecution during the General Zia era in Pakistan and has lived in the Netherlands since. Ehsan Sehgal began his literary career in 1967. His first publication was a novel, but his consequent books were…

I visualise
A symbolic beauty
In my visionary conception
I feel alone and sad
That appears
In my thoughts
And embraces me
With its fragrance
Whispers and sings
In my ears
It talks, with sweet words
It flows in my entity
Like a breeze of love
Waves like warm breath
It touches my eyes, cheeks
Nose, lips, and forehead
I feel relaxed and sleepy
When my eyes open
I realize
It is my poetry
That no one can snatch
From me
My companion and love
At all times and seasons