BONFIRE ( A Dizain)

I didn’t know what a Dizain is. Honestly. I just weave my words in and out of the old brain and write some gibberish and pass them off like a poem. I had to look this one up. Val, are you going to make my life difficult for me at this time in my life?? 🙂 🙂 Here is a feeble attempt, after reading a couple of poems by others.

Bonfire  NPM #3

We talked the night out by the dying fire
embers flying about like small insects
we let our thoughts consume our passions.
Who else was there that night by the fireside?
I don’t remember, because I didn’t care!

I memorized your laughter and your eyes
as keepsakes in the labyrinth of my soul
leaning into the rhythm of your heart beats
trying to find my own destination.


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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12 Responses to BONFIRE ( A Dizain)

  1. This is some beautiful weaving. A truly delightful poem.

    • Zakiah says:

      Awww! so sweet Carrie. I had a lot of problem with the syllables. Val does everything with such ease. I have to painfully construct my lines.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful. The fire part brought what I wish I was doing to mind.

  3. murisopsis says:

    A very fine effort! I am not going to make you color in the lines when you create such masterpieces! I especially love the image of “leaning into the rhythm of your heart beats / trying to find my own destination.”
    Stretching is good to keep the mind limber – but I don’t ever want to make things difficult!!!

  4. Beautiful poem, Zakiah . I am not surprising.
    Love ❤

  5. kim says:

    Gorgeous. Another beautiful painting; well done!!!

  6. Rupali says:

    Beautiful words Zakiahji. One is blessed.

  7. michnavs says:

    Counting the syllables and following a rhyme schme can both be a struggle, but your dizain is perfection i love it Zak😊

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