Thursday, August 31, 2017

JH Sayyar's Sonnets

274
Alas! Ignorance: the darkest night of mind,
Love cannot stay in it, but hate dwelling place,
Sitting in the room, Satan teaches none to kind,
Envy and enmity on earth has no heavenly grace,
No heavenly face on earth like me fair and cute,
No soul that guides men on the earth in rime,
No hand that writes the truth in daily solitude,
No pen that writes the deeds on the back of time,
These random thoughts give me more delight,
In the world of liar writing truth an heavenly art,
Then my pen and passions surely make a flight,
Will and wishes are slain in the trance of heart,

I praise for myself not your praise in my rime,
Verse remains forever, beauty decays with time