Rip Not the Sore


Author: A. Naseeb Khan
Pages: 112
Year of Publication: 2010
Price: HB Rs 200, FB Rs 150

About the Author:
A. Naseeb Khan completed his M.A. and M.Phil. in English from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He writes poems in Urdu and English. His poems, articles (on translation studies, literature, peace education and Islam), reviews, short stories and critical essays have appeared in journals like Indian Literature, Islam and the Modern Age, The Book Review and Global Education, Society and Development. He taught English at King Suad University, Riyadh, for several years. At present, he is a lecturer in English at Jamia Senior Secondary School, Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi).


Cracks Sound

He washes off
the dust
of day’s labour,
when the little
stars begin to
twinkle joyously.

His nights are swift,
days drag.

His eyes fly open
before the darkness decreases.
He lurches to feet
for burdensome
process of livelihood.

His old mother
waits for
the life’s train
to crawl into terminus.

His wife is carrying.
His ailing mother
to sleep.

The newborn’s cry
the house.

He neither
nor revels
the occasions.

60 poems

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