Ehsan Sehgal

The Breathing Memories

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…

Memories that hold the stories
Some of that stay
In the minds
Many of that
Reside in the books
A little
Become the history
My memory
Crying story
Might reach hearts and minds,
Breathe in the books
Travel into the history
As once upon a time
I was also here
On the cruel planet
With the smiling face
But crying heart
People will be talking
And discussing
I will be a history
Or I will be in history?