Graffiti of Dreams
About the Author
Mohammad Zahid is an award winning poet and translator from Kashmir, India. His poetry has appeared in many Indian and international journals. He is a translation editor for Kashmiri at Muse India and Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts.
He has translated few major works of Kashmiri Literature published by the Academy of Art Culture & Languages, Jammu & Kashmir and Sahitya Akademi New Delhi India. Apart from his poetic meanderings, he also talks to his surroundings through his camera lenses, capturing his perception of life and nature in pixels. He is a banker by profession.
Graffiti of Dreams carries along with it journeys, interpretations, loss and hope and a Ghazalesque shade.
Check the coordinates, mate,
for I have a premonition
that our journey has come full circle.
The moon and the stars seem glued to the sky,
exactly where I had seen them at the start of time,
only with faint traces of smeared grime.
Yes, they look like they have been pasted
and peeled, and again,
only to leave the stains of repeated efforts
rearranging them till the spaces ran out
of unsoiled patches.
54 poems spread across 5 sections