Mohammed Aftab Yusuf Shaikh's Writings
First published in an Palestinian-Jewish anthology by the Lost Horse Press, Idaho.
If this city were a woman, She must have earned a bad name by now. For the number of swords unsheathed, For the cauldrons of blood beaded, For the haunting silence that rings in wombs, For the innocent childhoods weeded, But no! This is a city, and a holy one! Holy for whom? The ones who heap Ungodliness on it. O children of Abraham, You are not...
The cry of the cock, The ripple of the Dal, The hum of the breeze, The muezzin’s call, The laughter of two girls, Playing with their pony tails, Somewhere, a fakir sang hymns, Somewhere, a goat wails, A singing but broken radio set, Struggles on one porch, The electrician’s young boy, Playing with his father’s torch, A group of kids engaged in fight, Over a game...
Simple yet effective language... I must say his work is not the reflection of conventional poetry writing.. His poems reflect honesty and perhaps what has happened to him...”
—Rohit Bawa, (Author of Samanvay), Pothi.com
About Mohammed Aftab
The American Library of Poetry had included his poems in their sought after collections of 200 poets chosen from among 2 million poets around the world.He writes in English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi. He has authored about a dozen books for children on varied...
Mohammed Aftab’s Favorite Books
Holy Quran, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Sunday's Silence, Gitanjali, etc.