Satisfaction Is Life

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 know, whoever,
I am famous or usual
I am a king or a slave,
I am a leader or individual
I eat and drink
What I have to eat
And drink
To breathe
To work
To sleep
To love
I stay
In the same circle of a journey
I imagine that
I become aware of reality,
Which just executes;
Satisfaction is life
It is a fragrance of health, wealth
And the kingdom of thoughts
Nothing else prevails that
Even one is the richest.