Butterfly and Poet

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…

A butterfly doesn't sit on the filthy places
It often lands on greenery garden flowers
And tree's twigs,
Sings and sucks nectar of that
And flies all over the garden with joy
Touching colourful flowers
And swings, smelling its fragrance
Children become delighted to see it
Try to catch up
Butterflies do not belong to a single child
They are for everyone
If ever any butterfly
Get caught in the grip of the fingers
It becomes disturbing
Even can die
A poet is also like a butterfly
It should not be a victim of adoption
One should only watch, observe
It is the nature of it
It is its life.

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