Read, write, learn and live, one day we must all return to the abyss where we came from, if this life is a dream, then poetry is the lucid wakefulness that ensues.

Osama Iftikhar (iftikharosama@hotmail.com, facebook.com/iftikharosama)

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  1. Thank you for following my blog. We share a love for poetry although I’m not even 5% as good as you. You’re absolutely brilliant. I’m actually reading every single piece of your work right now.

    1. You are welcome. Is Aakansha your real name? Its sounds very interesting. I think you’re being too hard on yourself, you write very well, never put yourself down in that manner.
      I am absolutely honored by your interest in me, please feel free to write your critique.

      1. That’s very nice of you to say. But me and poetry seem to have this very weird connection. Words and rhymes come to me only when emotionally hysterical. It just confuses me sometimes. I’m not able to write poetry when I’m stable.

        Yes, indeed Aakansha is my real name. I’m glad you found it interesting! Haha!
        It stands for ‘Desire’, in case you’re intrigued enough to know.

  2. The first poem of yours I read was The Silk Song, and since then I’ve been following your blog, reading your poems. You have the gift, my friend. Happy New Year, may your words be ever beautiful.


  3. Hi, Osama,
    Thank you for following my blog. Your poetry is quite beautiful. Have you ever read Wilfred Owen or Siegfried Sassoon? They were World War I poets. I think you might like them very much. Your pensive tone reminds me of Owen. He witnessed the horrors of war and wrote some of the most beautiful poetry ever, but was unfortunately killed in action.

  4. Thank you for following, “From the Gross to the Subtle”. I apologize that it took me so long to get over to your blog. I am new to blogging and my original intention was to engage with my students. It’s been wonderful to see all the talent around! Your writing is beautiful!

  5. Wow! I love your writing style in your poems; gives a very nice imagery. I did have a question: How do you stay so connected to your blog? I am trying to compose my own and log in current news and my medical adventure (becoming an MD), and I think it will be hard to constantly update my blog.


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