Ehsan Sehgal

I Carry Your Imagination

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 always carry
In my thoughts
In my mind, in my heart
Even in my veins
The memories of my childhood
My youth, and puberty
When I touched
When I felt; when I saw
My first affection
And the heartbeats
Sounding your name
Lightening your imagination
Wherever I was
That purity
That reality and the truth
After that such feelings
I could not feel and find
You are not anymore in my life
Even you do not exist
On this world
But I carry your imagination
With my entity to survive
With that beautiful
And wonderful memories
Until the time comes
When my soul departs
For your world, where you live.