Ehsan Sehgal

Eyes Theft

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…

My eyes have stolen her figure
This theft
I hide
In my thoughts
And with such thoughts
I take the breaths,
And my heartbeats
I stay in the fear
She may become
To know
My valour and daring
My unpleasant and harsh act
She knows nothing
That someone,
From somewhere
With the thoughts of her
Has adopted a life
Within the life
And has committed
A strange theft.