Young Adnan Shafi, (23) was born and brought up in a middle class educated Bhat family, which belongs to Chandrigam in Tral area of Kashmir valley. He is a poet, writer, columnist , translator, short story writer and reviewer. His poetry book "TEARS FALL IN MY HEART' depicts sorrows and vicissitudes of life. There are various hues in his poems ranging from love to loneliness and despair. Besides, his poetry is replete with simplicity of thought and language. Some of the poems are autobiographical in nature which relate to his own life’s vows.
A treasure trove, for an ineffable mother,
I love thee only, -thou art
Alas! The world has decimated thy themes now that frayed!
Can I not look for some words quite impeccable and praiseworthy
To make vivid thy tender and cherishing,
Thy nature for thy children, thy luscious tonality in lulling them?
Can I not, by some figures construe
Thy decisive love I receive,
The riveting elation, so like to wondrous beat?
Can I not, by some similes, metaphors construe
Thy life sacrificed, in the long run of tendering a family,
Thy canvas so huge, Ah, all verses filled, can not express thy being.
So let me cease my lines this way-
Words can naught do,
But blithely gladden thee.
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