To My Native Lands

To My Native Lands

Ah! To mighty peaks towering high,
Where gentle breezes most softly sigh,
And banks are caressed by the rippling waves,
Where to wander free been my craves

Where welcome wafts kiss my cheeks
Blowing off from the mountain creek
Where memories linger in far off abodes
Sprawled adown on the hilly roads

As I move towards my native place
Memories take me in a tender embrace
Soothing sounds of breaking waves
Glistening gold in slanting rays

On the wings of wind an undertone
It has a cadence of all its own
Bears music sweet to the ear
Easing soul from its worldly cares

How dearly heart wishes to recline
Against an old tree in environ so fine
Longing to hold again those loving hands
That once guided me on the familial lands

Away from the city’s wearied throng
I yearn to listen to gladsome songs
Sung by wild birds among the trees
Zephyrs whispering in tones of peace

The day wears away with feelings serene
And speedily pass the delighting scenes
Beneath me the life’s river rolls back fast
Upon the bridge, golden shadows cast

Parting with all beauteous and fair
All that’s purifying, tranquil and rare
The crisp airs from The Indus bid me adieu
All blessed scenes fading from my view

(The Indus, personal photo)

Yasmin Khan

Teaching at Grammar School
I'm from Pakistan. I'm a teacher and a mother. I love poetry to write and to read.
I believe in humanism and respect all religions. My message to the world is peace.

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Yasmin Khan

I'm from Pakistan. I'm a teacher and a mother. I love poetry to write and to read. I believe in humanism and respect all religions. My message to the world is peace.

7 thoughts on “To My Native Lands

  • March 17, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Nice picture and a very lovely piece to go with it. I loved your imagery here brought me right into your native lands. Nice work

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    • March 18, 2019 at 12:43 AM
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      Thank you for words of encouragement.

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  • March 18, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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    Emotive and beautiful phrasing imparts serenity and appreciation of The Indus to your reader. Wonderful piece, Yasmin. I enjoyed reading it.

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    • March 18, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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      Thanks Phyllis Doyle Burns, for reading my poem and giving your encouraging comments.

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  • April 3, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    What delightful poetry. Perfect! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the Indus and your native lands, Yasmin.

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    • April 9, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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      With great appreciation dear John Hansen
      Thanks

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