Ehsan Sehgal

New Year Or Burning OF Income

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…

Working throughout the whole year
Mentally and physically
Selling energy
To breathe life, as life
Spent lots of resources,
Saving a little
From January to December
Four seasons colour
That colours the eyes,
Wearing the expectations
Now December
The last month of the year
On the last day of it
We had saved our money
That we will dedicate
To fire of the firework
For burning
And throughout the year again
To burn own-self and income
For that
People define it, a new year.