Oh Kashmir Heaven on the Earth The natural beauty of yours has no dearth Oh Kashmir how my heart bleeds for you An Emperor had said once If there is a heaven on this Earth It is here, It is here Those beautiful mountains Those enchanting beauties The sparkling lakes Like jewels embedded in mother nature’s crown Can never forget my visit Can never forget the beautiful people smiling to all The beautiful char Chinar amidst Dal Lake Standing tall beautiful inviting all Oh Kashmir my heart bleeds on your devastation On mother nature’s fury, oh the unimaginable inundation I know but trust it may take months, years to bounce back to your original glory Wishing praying and hoping there would be no repetition of such shocking story It’s a big lesson for all of us to learn Deforestation and rapid urbanization Are the main reasons for such devastation.
Poet’s Note Having visited Kashmir just few days before the massive devastation, my heart bleeds for this heaven on earth, had written this poem last year after the shocking news of Kashmir being in shambles came.
The tride says you reside here with my snow All of your brighest hair, been tarnished with rust You hardly knew I can discem your daisies grow Where your heart alone has fallen to my dust When the moon rages,
In those corners of your eyes my darkness prevades I wish all the doors gets locked from inside Why does our western gleam fades in twilight shades And still you’re searching for me in pale moonlight The night never brings
My Pearl of Inestimable Value Out from its obscurity in this Silence Dawn, emerged an invisible Cruelty, gabbed in terminal robe; Stealthily descended upon this blissful abode: the habitation of ‘My Pearl of Inestimable Value’ With its fangs snarling in
I am terribly shocked and remorseful My sister, can’t help than weeping at your ill-fate Transcending self to a passive onlooker Or to the role of an unmindful passenger With torn heart, tied hands, and bleeding eyes All finding acutely
My heart loves you Was it not some time ago, My heart was like a rock? An impenetrable fortress, With steep cliffs at its side, A distance land, Far away, From where no ordinary soul, Would dare to reside? I