Ehsan Sehgal

I Want To Kidnap You

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…

Oh, my sweet honey
Your passion
For a poem inspires poetry
You are my poem
As you sit and read
In the flowery-lounge
I imagine
As I stand beside you
And listen to you
Talking to yourself
At that moment
I want to kidnap you
To take into my room
To whisper poetry
In your ears
And hold fast your entity
In my arms
To become a tiger
For a junior tiger
That will be
Your poems book
Edited, by me.