Naila Mahmood

Naila Mahmood

In this moment it seems; there is nothing; neither the moon; nor the sun; nor the dark of night; nor the glow of dawn; no veiled beauty behind the drapes of the eyes; no muted pain in the folds of the heart; on the boughs of fantasy’s luscious tree; no dreams may now make nest; was it an illusion? or perhaps, too real; that fading sound of footsteps in the alley; this is a cruel moment, a desolate one yet, my timid heart; ‘tis but just a moment; take courage; a lifetime of being awaits you. -Faiz Ahmed Faiz

May 09, 2020,
Karachi, Pakistan