Saturday 30 January 2010

The Fullest Moon

I am here
Watching you from afar
Trailing in the dust
of my memories
Awaiting your command.

I was bound to you
Time before Time
And will be true
for Eternity.

Judge not my actions harshly,
I am but a simple handmaiden.

Will He deem me fit
to be your bride?
Do you notice I am missing
from your side?

The earth you crush
beneath your feet
is nearer to you than me
but the dust of your presence
rains on my heart
And love is not forsaken.

- Shaista


Claudia said...

You are a wonderful poet, Shaista. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Lisa said...

You are an illuminating anchor
Of leagues to infinite number
Crashing waves and breaking thunder
Tiding the ebb and flows of hunger
You're dancing naked there for me
You expose all memory

Bella luna, my beautiful
How you swoon me like no other

Jason Mraz

Sara said...

beautifully written :) said...

Beautiful...but that has already been said. But it's the only word that comes.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks so much for your visit and for leading me here to your lovely blog. It's beautiful. I know I shall return often.

mermaid gallery said...

Enjoy this evening's full moon...your poetry reflects's it's glory

Renee said...

Beautiful darling friend.


Tom Bailey said...

The picture is very suggestive and it fits perfectly with what you wrote here.

The end was esp. powerful for me.

Kindest regards,
Tom Bailey

Tess Kincaid said...

The fullest moon was amazing here last night, with a gorgeous violet aura.

Muznah said...

The last para is just so beautiful... so moving

I hope you are well Shaista

rauf said...

blink blink !
i have been here before.
rain or shine you are batting. that is courage.

well bred, highly refined, purity, sophisticated ? is that right ? That is Shaista, i think. no, i don't think, i know, it shows in your writing Shaista.

i see the influence of right to left here. Faarsi Urdu, Hebrew. Your style, your thinking.
i am not qualified to comment on your poems Shaista, as life is a straight line for me, i understand nothing else. But i see clarity, intricacy, nafaasat and nazaakat, what is nazaakat in English Shaista ? i am not too comfortable with the language. And my Angrezi is very very chaupat. Pardon me.
And i see a lot of giving, only giving in your poems i have read. Consumed ?


Hi Shaista !

karen said...

Thank you for stopping by maggie's garden...your comment meant a lot to me.
Your poetry...amazing. I will be back. Thank you


Unknown said...

You're amazing ! - love your poems very much:))

Maia said...

The painting is stunning, and your words as always so full of beauty.

Jo said...

Oh, Shaista, that is beautiful. And is that one of your gorgeous paintings? How talented you are.

Kitty Moore said...

Very beautiful Shaista - I love reading your poetry.

Kitty x

Ruth said...

It breaks my heart, with yours.

I was thinking about the word fidelity last night. Remember "high fidelity" stereos? True to the real sound. Or it means being true to love, no matter what happens.

Find the dusty presence to be love, even as you're feeling crushed, that is fidelity.

Gaurav Arora said...

Will He deem me fit
to be your bride?
Do you notice I am missing
from your side?
- I failed to understand this , but all in all, it is very beautiful, I like the overall simplicity and way you bind...
You are welcomed to visit mine .

KASHMIR said...

I was deeply touched by your wonderful expression of your heart. May Allah bless you always.

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