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Tag: English Poetry from Pakistan

Afshan Shafi smiling

Daughter of the Passion by Afshan Shafi

Daughter of the Passion
The Lord arrived
Not with love’s cortege-
It’s green-atomed dervish,
And entranced succuba –
He arrived in the cicatrix of a rose

Streets of Islamabad

Roohi Vohra’s nostalgic poem, Islamabad ki Sarkain-इस्लामाबाद की सड़कें/اسلام آباد کی سڑکیں, takes us down the streets of Islamabad where she grew up. An English Lecturer at San Jose State University and Evergreen Valley College and currently Interim Director of the San Jose Area Writing Project, Roohi invites us down those streets with this poem in English.