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  • Flash Reality — STORY # 1 (Teensy-Weensy Tiddly Toys)

    This is Flash Reality as opposed to Flash Fiction. I’ve coined this term to narrate personal/real stories tweaked to suit fictional purposes. The maximum word limit I’ve chosen for these stories is 2000 words excluding the wording of any poem or reference material.
    The Monsoon Rains caressed Islamabad—the corridor of powers (the seat of the affluent, manipulators and king … Continue reading

  • پاڻي اڄ اتهاس لڳي ٿو

    I wrote this poem in Sindhi getting inspiration from the above photo Emily Hauze had shared on Facebook a year back. I don’t precisely recall the place where she had snapped this photo, but guess it was somewhere near Larkana, the north-western famous district of Sindh province, where one of the–rather the oldest of–civilizations, the Indus … Continue reading

  • Marlowian Protagonist

    The Epic of Gilgamesh, a poem by the oldest known human author we can name by name, Shin-eqi-unnini, is a story of Gilgamesh, a historical king of Uruk in Babylonia. Gilgamesh is glorified in this epic: ‘two-third of him (Gilgamesh) is god, one-third of him is human’; ‘Anu (a god) granted him the totality of … Continue reading

  • A Portrait of an Outsider

    This poem was written pursuant to a theme ‘Asians to Watch Out for’ the Peril Magazine had finalized for their new online edition in June, 2016. It was a part of Poetry Editorial I had written for the edition.
    Eyes–curved inside with the burden of life;
    Dark spots translating hope into despair,
    Eyelashes along with eyebrows brooding
    Over thorns … Continue reading

  • The Sindh Times — Syre’s Interview

    This is a link to a brief interview taken from me about some questions on poetry in the daily The Sindh Times taken back in Jan, 26, 2016:  http://www.thesindhtimes.com/entertainment/beauty-depth-sublimity-imagination-make-good-poetry-muzamil-syre/

    The Sindh Times: What inspires you to write poetry?

    Muzamil Syre: Inspiration is a multifaceted phenomenon, not bounded by anything at all. It is manifest through the whole cosmos, be … Continue reading

  • Poetry Editorial for PERIL MAGAZINE

    This is the link to Poetry Editorial (published on June 8, 2016) for Peril Magazine I was given an opportunity by Editor-in-Chief PERIL Magazine, Eleanor Jackson, to write for the current edition ‘Asians to Watch Out For’:  http://peril.com.au/current-edition/poetry-editorial/ 
    Ideas can spring from anywhere. Sometimes we even can’t follow the trajectory of our own thoughts. As tobacco is … Continue reading