Friday, April 1, 2016

There goes the sower to sow the word
Some fall in the water devoured by water
Some fall on stone scorched by the sunless sun
There the sower sows the word
The word they heard but didn’t hear
The word they saw but did not see
But i have felt the warm breath of storm and sea
Heard waves ebb and flow deep inside of me
Heard their heart beating like it was my own
Felt them turn, retreat and return
They will still be here
Long after I am gone
And the sower will sow the word
And the word will be silence – Nausher

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I had this thought-
that i have felt the breath of these breathing stones,
heard their heart beating like it was my own,
felt them turn, their eyes looking back at me,
I had this thought-
that they  will still be here long after the flood
long after I am gone,
that other eyes and other hearts
will feel their breath and hear the words I felt
and these words now ashes will linger on in their blood,
the blood of stone, the flesh of stone, the living stone breathes on.
[Prague 2014]

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The night is done 
Gone with the wind of the first sun 
Dreams on ice 
Crucified twice 
I want to be alone with me 
A transparent layer in history-Nausher
Each seeking life in her own abyss 
Crucified by the other's silence 
Waiting on night to deliver your bliss 
A soul of peace a world of violence 
The divine divided by divinity 
Trapped in the madding throng 
Walled in the other half of your insanity 
Your dreams are all real your reality all wrong -Nausher

Sunday, March 25, 2012

you follow the truth of shadows naked
dreamers dream by the light of the hall
you search the dark for something sacred
to find the night nailed to the wall
- Nausher

Sunday, February 12, 2012

spasms of shadows pulse the walls inside
you are a pebble in the surge of drawing tide
infinity kills breath with a bluster of wind
everything you are not, you once might have been

-Nausher Banaji