As Sun Shines

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…

As the sun needs not
Advice and permission,
From a candle, to shine
Upon the universe
Similarly, as such
Quality subject,
Requires not
The acknowledgment
From one else
Since it knows
God gifted nature of it
In other words,
As a philosopher
Knows its philosophy
As the prophet stays
Aware of its prophecy
I am also
As a traveller in that way,
Spraying the best wishes
For all without the desire
For a reward in return
No human-authority is there
That can prevail
My role of the character.