Ehsan Sehgal

An Allegory Of Two Aspects

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…

When the peacock dances
In a wave of pride and happiness
On its beauty
During the dance
When it looks at its ugly paws
It stops dancing suddenly
Holding tears in the eyes
When unknown-love appears
In the heartbeats
I dance too
When I look at my years of seniority
As a result
Collapses my hopes and desires
I live alone with my loneliness,
Bearing the burden of sadness.