The River Of The Tears

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…

Appear the signs of happiness
If the guide of the journey
Is sincere and fair

The pain of my life is, and I am
It is a licence of the penalty
To live in such a way

My silent lips that,
Even I had fastened with stitches
But who would stop the eyes
In which flows the river
Of the tears

I do not learn from the pain of waiting
I stay keeping hopes
To meet and see someone

O the lonely poet, do not say
Anything in the empty dome
Echo of your words will be
Just back towards you.