Friday, 1 May 2020

Fill My Heart With Spring

by Bilquis Fatima

I can hear the birds sing
For sure it is the song of spring.
The winter gray has faded away,
And nature enchants with its colorful display.
Squirrels wake up from wintry slumber
Embarking on their marathon number.
Meandering bees collect drops of nectar  
To nodding blooms softly whisper.
Verily coldness of hearts too melts away
As season of festivities is in full sway

Somewhere a limping heart looks at the sky
Praying to be given another try.
For it too is entitled to colors of spring
When dreams and fantasies take wings  
To walk the valley where elixir flows,
Unmindful of woes and throes.
Verily each life yearns for blissful reasons
So to start afresh, let spring be the season.

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Bilquis Fatima, a lover of the greens, music and speaker for social issues, has allowed her
feelings to be expressed as short writings, speeches and poems. She is a postgraduate in
Chemistry and has keen interest in poetry, writing in English and Urdu, with her debut
book being ‘POETIC AROMA.’ Her works have been published in Indian and International
literary spheres like Sahitya Anand, Destiny Poets U.K, Spillwords, and Writing in a
Woman’s Voice.