Ehsan Sehgal

As Water Of Lake

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 am, as water of natural lake
One throws into it
It accepts that
And holds it on its surface
Or takes it
Into the depth of it
And without distinction
Purifies each one object
For existence
As long as, it can be
I stay, as it stays
For life, for all creatures
On this blue planet.