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.

ZSA


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 ❤
    Michel

  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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