I have became very interested in your work and who you are - I love your quote "A Friendly Smile is the best Weapon of the War... Let's defeat each other with it and Occupy the hearts to control the feelings of favoring our wishes..."; It is a beautiful sentiment and heart felt for me. I'm anti-war and anti-violence.
I'm thinking about trying to join a poetry or literary group of some kind near where I live to try and become a better/more developed poet. Your encouragement to keep writing, as well as your poetry, is inspiring. I have became very interested in your work and who you are - I love your quote "A Friendly Smile is the best Weapon of the War... Let's defeat each other with it and Occupy the hearts to control the feelings of favoring our wishes..."; It is a beautiful sentiment and heart felt for me. I'm anti-war and anti-violence.
I'm glad I have the opportunity to read so much your work. It is always amazing to find words that inspire you and that relate to you. I'm trying hard to find a site where I can purchase Twist of Fates, or another one of your translated books. I will keep looking now and again for a copy. I thank you again for your kind words and encouragement; it isn't everyday that a published poet gives me feedback.
Briefly Afzal, you, as a person, and as a poet, inspire me because you have such deep empathy for all those around you. It is clearly evident in your poetry alone. You long to see the good in the world, and you hope for something better than the societies of the world we have created over time. You in still the belief that there are still good people in the world, people like you who will never give up. People who spread as much joy to the world as they can. I admire you deeply for that. Your poetry, although firstly written in a different language from mine, is exactly what I think poems should be like. They give you goose bumps, make you shiver, make you smile. They make you feel real emotion inside that is different from a movie or a book - it is a sharp feeling that can happen in an instant, in only a few lines. To move people, to make people feel, to open people's eyes to the world and to share how you feel; you are a true poet.
You have a clearly refined talent for expressing all you see around you, all you have experienced. I am glad I found a poet who writes interesting poems that make you sit back and really think because they have moved you inside the heart.
Hi Afzal. Posted your birthday poem to my list - alas, it's a day late! I've been really busy; which is a shame because I wrote it for you the other day as well, but the date slipped my mind. Anyways, it's here ...
or it's in the Next Chapter folder. It's not the most amazing poem - I struggled with writing it because even though I am a happy person, I find it hard to express happy feelings through words. But I did my best!
Hope you had a lovely day Afzal. Email me and let me know what you're up to; I'm pretty busy with university work just now.
Obviously Afzal, I also feel privileged that a talented poet has critiqued my work - and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for encouraging me to keep writing……Take care,