I wonder about the heavy matter
of invisible thoughts
that build cities and mosques and altars
where people pray and fight and hide.

I wonder at the cheeks of pregnancy
when they turn into beautiful rose
when love shines in her eyes
like two planets making love!

I wonder about the journey of the moon
when she kisses the roof of my home
bathing my lonely universe
whispering some secrets to my open heart.

I wonder at the drunkenness of the stars
when the moonlight becomes crazy
and how they throw themselves
across the sky!

And all this brings me to wonder
about you and about me
in my sleepless nights
and in my waking hours~
I wonder about
the way we had owned time and youth~

Many hours of many days, many weeks, many months many years
and many decades!

I just wonder!Β©


Above image taken from the car— the majestic mountains of Colorado.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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17 Responses to Crossroads

  1. michnavs says:

    I love this Zak…i love at how you open it up in a seemingly broader scale and then slowly closing it and become more personal..”to wonder
    about you and about me”…

  2. Rupali says:

    A beautiful poem.
    We all wonder. Sigh!
    The emotions are heart touching.

  3. murisopsis says:

    This is astounding! I love the musing about all those heavy matters and how we are all connected – to the moon and stars and to each other!!

  4. There is so much to wonder at

  5. kim says:

    I see that you and Rumi have been chatting. Well done!
    (love those Colorado mountains!) Carry on, bright star.

  6. Your poem, Zakiah, makes me think of the world mystery . We try to figure it, to think of but we are mimited .
    Love ❀

  7. SIGH
    I wonder about these things, too. And all of them remind me that we are never truly alone…we are attached (bridged, if that is a word πŸ™‚ ) to so many other people, to nature, to emotions…by time, by memories, by love. πŸ™‚
    Such an amazing poem, SweetZ! Your word-pics are so vivid and beautiful and they spark my emotions. πŸ™‚
    Colorado is one of my fav states! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  8. I have been away from your poetry for too long

  9. Lovely. I, too, wonder. Beautiful photo as well.

  10. I thought I had left a comment on this entry but apparently I haven’t. I must be getting forgetful.

    I really like the line about the way we had owned time and youth. It captures what I feel sometimes.

  11. Nomadosauras says:

    “I wonder about the way we had owned time and youth…”
    Such an evocative line, ma’am! I have read it thrice and that last verse still takes my breath away! Beautiful poetry πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you from the inner sanctums of my heart for such a loving and gracious comment. I am glad you liked my poetry.
      Read it thrice?? I feel ten feet tall now! πŸ™‚

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