Spiritual Poems

I speak in magical metaphor

I speak in magical metaphor, and sense
comes seeking me
I fix my eye on Spirit, and the words
flow naturally.

I clothe myself in rags, and all riches
envy me
I cry with those in pain, and wonders
visit me

should I take to the broader way
and douse the flames that light me up?
should I lull the storms inside
and take to drinking from an empty cup?

though blackness blot the lifelong sun
I’ll sing of sun through the night
if hope seem dead I’ll burn the dark
I’ll wish your heart into the light

I speak and breathe of flowers, and lions
listen to me
I lead the forests to water, and rivers
follow me

I fix my heart on giving and what is mine
comes back to me
I turn my Soul to living and the sublime
unfolds in me

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ali ghaznavi


January 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

exquisite …fine….perfect

January 9, 2010 at 1:53 am


January 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

I had liked ” happens to me” better than” lives through me” but maybe i am wrong.

Saqib Jang
January 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I ran across your poems, enjoyed this very much, especially
“my father spoke to me”.

I recently made a trip to Lahore where my mother lives,
got a chance to spend a lot of quality time with her and
am grateful to say that I was able to appreciate the cruz of
our relationship which is the unconditional love thats there..


January 28, 2010 at 1:10 am

exquisite and fine. Perfection

May 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Going through this makes me forget myself .But who am i enters me

January 18, 2012 at 8:32 am

This is a fine poem. Your use of words, Ali, has a real feel to it and there is plenty of meaning. The third verse reminded me of Yeats – “The intellect of man is forced to choose/ Perfection of the life or of the work/ And if it take the latter, must refuse/ A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark” – a half-truth, mind you.

February 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. I wish we could all feel and think this way. Please continue to write.

September 9, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Magical peom. Relaxing and Inspirational.

October 1, 2015 at 6:05 am

True spirit of living ….. and life would be so much easier for all. Will wait for your next one .

Rashid rauf
August 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Yes I know there is storm inside you

Akhter Ghaznavi
February 19, 2017 at 9:49 am

Magical poem! Relaxing and inspirational!

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