When The Heart Burns

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…






Slowly, slowly the flame rises
Inside of the entity
When the heart, burns
With its steaming pathos
That nobody sees
That no one feels
You have to wear yourself
You have to bear yourself
It is the fire of love

O my friend
Do not lose the hopes
The happy time will come
One day
The clouds of the grief
Will disperse
As nature
Every season has to convert
Into its term.

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