You And Nightingale (Bulbul)

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…

I know you are
A patient person
But also the anger
Always stays
on your nose's tip
You are not a stupid
You are a wise
And wonderful
Beloved like a fragrance
Of the rose
Whom I want to touch
Whom I want to kiss
Whom I want to hold
In my arms
In affectionate feelings
To let you feel
The real and true
Essence of love
I become
As a Bulbul, a nightingale
The prisoner
Of your love cage
Singing the songs
Of passion for you.