A wish of a poet

A Wish of a poet

Oh nature’s wine! Come,

And fill the empty goblets of mine.

Fill my “myopic eyes” with the dream’s wine.

Thou turn pains into dreams,

and sorrows into soothing rhymes.


Thou that heals the hurt minds,

With benign fingers.

Knits the broken hearts,

With balming needles.


Thou come,

And encased my saddest soul;

in your motherly lap,

a lap of peace.


Where agonies forget to visit,

Skies stop shedding their tears.

And peace prevails.


Oh nature’s wine! Come,

And fill the empty goblets of mine.



Explanation of the poem

A wish of a poet is a philosophical poem with a realistic touch. The whole structure of the poem; revolves around the theme of a pain and misery which every writer of the world faces. Every writer suffers from the pains of heart and mind; when he sees the agonies of world. Here the image of natures wine uses to describe the sleep. And that is the sleep that comforts his/her mind .But unfortunately worldly agonies unable him to sleep. The poet is calling nature’s wine, to come and fill her eyes with dreams. Here the image of empty goblet used to describe eyes without dreams. Actually dreams are the treasure of every writer.

Sleep performs her duties as a comforter; and is able to heal the minds and knits the broken hearts. Her presence in the life of a man is like a consoler which absorbs all the pains of life.

 In the third stanza sleep is like lap of a mother, and poet is calling her to come and encased her soul in her lap; provides her peace and save her from the worldly agonies. A little child always find peace in the lap of his mother.

So poet wishes for mother’s lap to sleep. And if we deeply analyze, we will find the truth that mothers lap is the symbol of sleep and that is the place where agonies forget to visit and actually agonies not dare to visit that lap; because of that laps guarded by a mother. Sleep like a nurse heals all the wounds.

“Where skies forget to shed their tears” here the images of tears use to describe the pains of sky. when they lament about the pains of earth but in mothers lap they also forget to shed tears. And this way a child gets comfort from the pains of world. And poet wants to sleep in the lap of sleep, which is as comfortable as the lap of a mother. And sleep is like a mother and nurse able to console and comfort an injured soul. In a nutshell we can say that a wish of a poet is the wish of every sensitive artist to escape from the worldly agonies. There is universal appeal in this poem, The misery of a poet actually throws light on the pain of every writer .And his wish to escape from worldly agonies, is actually the wish of every writer to get peace of mind.

Copyright ©Asma Iftikhar 2004

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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

And encased my saddest soul;

in your motherly lap,

a lap of peace.

Where agonies forget to visit,

Skies stop shedding their tears.

And peace prevails.

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Absolutely beautiful Asama.


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks for reading and encouraging me .that poem is actually related like you people who are suffering from the disease of writing.don't mind i am also suffering from this.Bundle of thanks and a lot of love.


iftikhar 5 years ago

nice poem...today the world is in such a miserable state that it might be a wish of every pace loving person. Very true that when nature assert itself, very rightly it filled the myopic eyes with glimpse of heavenly life.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

This was a beautifully layered poem ringing with truth... Bravo


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

thanks a lot nighthag for this comment that is really mu honor.


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England

I breathe in the fresh scent of pine

and peace permeates my soul.

I sit on a rock, and watch the frogs

hopping the rays of the afternoon sun

and I rejoice at the gift of this day.

Thanks for your peaceful words, asmaiftikhar. :0)


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nasseralabdali 5 years ago from Saudi Arabia

very nic! Good Job! I must give it "beautiful".


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

thanks dear for stoping and commenting


Ali-Mostofizadeh 5 years ago

Asma!

What a nice and deep meaning poetry! Full of special senses, rhythmic, and sounds philosophic and mystic.

Ali


Ali-Mostofizadeh 5 years ago

Asma!

What a nice and deep meaning poetry! Full of special senses, rhythmic, and sounds philosophic and mystic.

Voted up, beautiful, interesting.....

Ali


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

thanks Ali for stooping and commenting on my hub.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up , awesome and beautiful , because it IS!:)


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

kind reader that is your greatness that you like my poem.be my suport.thanks a lot


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Nsirius 5 years ago from Fukuoka, Japan

"Come,

And fill the empty goblets of mine."

It sounds so beautiful.


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks Nsirius for liking and appreciating my piece of poetry.


Anaa Fatyma 5 years ago

wow... very interesting :)


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

thanks Anna for liking and commenting on my poem.


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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Nature's wine...love that. Yes, comfort can be read in those lines.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Enjoyed this very much. Good work!


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tcshowtime 5 years ago from Worcester, MA

"Skies stop shedding their tears" But it must rain to wash out and clean the environment even when the following day after the rain brings a sunny cold chilly day I ve seen many of these days And I celebrate them


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks dear for commenting on my hub.well the image of shedding tears means rain.in the lap of mother is symbolic image that compares with sleep so in sleep there is no desire of the tears of sky.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Words beautifully written for the soul of all poets. A most unique poem. Lovely


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks uban for commenting on my most favorite poem.Thanks for your kindness.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

These words are pure and sublime. Thanks for sharing the beauty inside you.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A very unique poem and beautifully written


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks Vinaya for these beautiful words.


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks Rosemay for liking my hub.


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

A beautiful poem and with the extended explanation on the bottom , this make it fly off smoothly leaving us a profound understanding as to exactly ,what it means . Thanks so much for sharing.

Now I trust me instincts to follow thee.

Bless.


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks sky9 thats my honor that you like my poem.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

This one is perfectly beautiful. I am working on my poetry very hard right now. I know what I want to express, but sometimes it's hard to put the feelings down on paper. I voted this UP, etc.


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan Author

Thanks a lot mam mary for liking and commenting on my hub


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

A beautiful poem, and i loved the way you exlained it in the latter part of your hub, deep meaning!

voted up, glad to meet u :)

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