Ehsan Sehgal

In Your Heartbeats

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…

Oh, my beloved
You must realize
You hold all subjects
The power
The decision
The confession
To say
To initiate
For a kingdom of love
Which exists
In your heartbeats
Guarded by your breaths
Did you ever feel
Someone seeks refuge
In that kingdom
To become
Part of your heartbeats
Guard of your breaths
Give me refuge
Or you want
To see me suffering
From the cruel world.