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Dialogue Poem Set 3: On Love

 

A dialogue there once was, on love,

‘Tween Ashen Cloak and

Robe Turquoise

(And all the while observers peer,

Such as Blue Hemp Tunic,

Black Bomber Jacket,)

With words to thought arise

(And all the while observers peer,

Such as White Thawb

And Earth N Parka Coat,)

And all the while observers peer.

***

But with words, were meanings all unclear?

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Hope ii

sunrise

Let the sadness depart, let the night turn over;

Life’s peace* will but dawn, if I rise to greet her.

 

By Arif uz Zaman

May 2002

* Salaam is ‘peace’ in Arabic.

For the PROBLEMATIC poem to which this is the reply, read Shadow.

To understand what are the Dialogue Poems, please click here.

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Shadow

shadow

There is a grey shadow about my neck

That stifles every which way I turn.

***

By Arif uz Zaman

1997

For the REPLY to this poem, read Hope ii

To understand what are the Dialogue Poems, please click here.

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Ache

Alone-Manrock_underground

 

 

An Ache. Always an ache.

The terrible struggle of days and aeons

And from this trembling body I gaze aghast at my terrestial hand that shakes,

Severed, in front of my face across the space,

Almost light years away in this enclosure.

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What are the ‘Dialogue Poems’?

I present a series that were originally conceived as independent poems.

The import of some of my earlier poems are particularly ‘dark’ in nature, I have since then found myself ‘replying’ to what I perceive to be the ‘ailment’ in them. As such, the dialogue poems consist of a ‘problematic’ (the older poems) and is followed by a (newer) ‘reply’.

The Dialogue Poems can, therefore, be read together as a set, or independently.

To view the sets of Dialogue Poems, click here.

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