Ehsan Sehgal

Flames

Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer. He moved to the Netherlands in 1978 to avoid persecution during the General Zia era in Pakistan and has lived in the Netherlands since. Ehsan Sehgal began his literary career in 1967. His first publication was a novel, but his consequent books were…






Someone sees the outer flame
And quenches it with water
Someone cannot see inner flames
But it extinguishes it with tears
Outer flame damages objects
Inner flame damages life
My enemies adopt both ways
I stay in such flames
Outer and inner
To keep busy myself

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