Ehsan Sehgal

Whenever She

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…

Whenever she looks around
With her sparkling
And bright eyes
Whenever she talks
With her sweet voice,
Whenever she smiles
With her rainbow colours
Whenever she laughs at jokes
With her sound of the rhythms
Whenever she walks
With her flexible way
My heartbeats
My feelings
Harp the song of willingness,
To hold her fast in my arms
And embrace her body hardly
To my body
But I do not dare to do that
In front of everyone's eyes
I just watch and hope,
For the dream comes true.