A Valentine’s Day Poem by Rizwan Akhtar

rizwan akhtar feb 2022

The Train

ever since that day a memory
keeps shivering on a white
table sheet with a stain of a
cup’s bottom discovered a
small wish silence swallowed
I nabbed your hands like a
desperate commuter though
the last train is totally empty
symptoms pointed paradoxes
kept for the rest of the journey
a dream in which we were
stars inventing orbits on earth
coming down was not easy
asked to make love and live
with a language to breed
disembarking a long embrace.

Rizwan Akhtar, February, 2022

Lahore, I am Coming so far is the most promising debut by a Pakistani poet writing in English.‘  Faiza Anum, Daily Times. Feb. 2019

‘This collection of poems is the most beautiful love song for Lahore, the city of love and friendship!’ Dr Shahid Imiaz (Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 6 (2018))

Lahore, I am Coming
Author: Rizwan Akhtar
Publisher: Punjab University Department of Press and Publications 
Pages: 220
Price: 500/- PKR

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