As Ocean

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 Ocean

Ocean wears and bears
All the burden of others
Upon its surface and in its depth
It refines the smut of natural
And unnatural things
Shows the destination
Whoever travels upon it?
It keeps various treasures in it
It protects the earth stability
And greenery
It dissolves the rain attacks in it
To tolerate that
It maintains its stream, cyclone
And waves
However,
It may become a Tsunami as well
As a fact, it is, a great and unique
In all of its dimensions
I wished to have my life as the ocean
I am already on that way
And I have dressed it upon me,
I feel
My heart becomes, as the ocean
And thoughts, as a sea
Indeed, I am that.

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