(Photo of Harjeet Singh)
"Professor B. N. Thapar said"
Donate books when scanned
You would not dismiss from mind
Like Lala Hardayal (a scholar).
I recall my days,
Your wine mask, gainly proÞle
Like you mine was gules.
A well-groomed young soul,
Knack also runs parallel.
A rising genius.
Before drawn-out spell
Sir, your augury went true,
I have been bookman.
rhyme ballads have been my prey
Besides, I have made
A personal stanza in
Seven line stanza
And seven syllables in
each and every line.
Because my first name
contains seven characters,
"Former vs latter"
And "Humanities teamed up"
To boot, "Sans Soulmate"
First two poems got
Printed in the United States,
Last, in Canada.
You were discussed oftentimes
But never thought hard.
Vice-versa--when I wrote meter poems,
then I couldn't write freely like free verse,
so I said vice-versa.
ÒBhai Veer Singh jiÓ
Bhai Veer Singh ji was a Punjabi religious poet.
His soul met God through religious poetic verses.
In stanzas he exhibited his profound love for Nature
and manifested great emotions and feelings while praising the Author.
A competent artist (painter) was his friend.
He drew a lively portrait of Shri guru Nanak Dev Sahib (first Sikh saint)
as he had an immense love for saints.
With creative imagination he portrayed the portrait
to the extent that a competent artist could do.
At last he became a slave of his own art work.
He evinced his desire to present a piece of art
before Bhai Veer Singh ji.
On seeing the graph, he became wordless,
unspeaking for a while.
Later on he spoke, 'His face and expression don't match what you have framed.
He doesn't look like your photograph."
The artist became woebegone with such phraseology,
and uttered that he had made it with tiring efforts,
moreover, with extreme interest.
But Bhai Veer Singh ji again said,
ÔIt is disparate, patently"
because he had watched the true image of the Saint
by uplifting his spirit into high spiritual zones.
When someone asked the lover"
According to you: what is lengthy?
Spoke he, extended: the black tresses of the beloved,
Besides, drawn-out black night is more
long-term to meet her moment.
The most tedious spell
of a waiting moment
while yearning for her.
Waiting moments are long because short period increases anxiousness of lover.
© Harjeet Singh
Bio: Harjeet Singh is an Indian English poet and short story writer. He has earned a Master's degree in English from his district college Hoshiarpur (Punjab). His father, Principal "Joginder Singh," was a keen lover of the English language and his guidelines have made Harjeet able to grasp some of the fundamentals of this language. His work has appeared in Indian Ruminations, Conceit, Children, Stray Branch, Churches & Daddies, Literary Yard, "Across the Wall" chapbook, Scarlet Leaf Review, Creativity Webzine, Indian Perodical,The Enchanted File Cabinet 2018 Conceit Magazine. He is a denizen of district Hoshiarpur (Punjab).