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M. Syre

  • On Couch I Lay Rewinding The Movie

     
    on couch I lay rewinding the movie…
    the space followed by time followed the clock—
    ding-dong               ping-pong               sing-song
    several sounds             noise
    a hotchpotch                a yarn               a twister
    Brando wept wistfully                 Kate smiled
    Hopkins roared               Hanks strolled
    a tea cup was breeding a storm
    violent               uncontrollable               rare
    several threads were intertwined with each other
    the writer could not so I had not been able to stop … Continue reading

  • Seamus Heaney (Death)

    In fact, today, at my Facebook account, a friend of mine and colleague, Kakar Shahzeb, shared with me a post that spoke of “Death of a Naturalist”. With the first look, I travelled to 1960 Faber and Faber’s first edition of the book by Seamus Heaney. A few seconds later I very sadly learnt about the death news of … Continue reading

  • Fictional Characters

    I still remember E. M. Forster’s 1927 Aspects of the Novel and William Somerset Maugham’s 1954 Ten Novels and Their Authors (it was in fact the revised and expanded version of Great Novelists and Their Novels 1948), and Aristotle’s 335BC Poetics, amongst other books of criticism with certain reference to characters in a creative writing, … Continue reading

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities as a movie (1980) that I watched lately presents, through its scenography, a tangible world equipped to paint a reasonably vivid picture of the times that Dickens had more brilliantly and fantastically drawn through his words. The movie compelled me to invite Dickens in, and accordingly I finished, of course … Continue reading

  • The bureaucrat with poetic flair

    This is an article written by Imtiaz Ali on Sunday, March 31, 2013  in THE NEWS from Print Edition, Karachi. Imtiaz says:

    There is much to reflect upon when M Syre, a young trilingual writer with a bureaucratic background, says that to survive in this bitter world, you have to suppress your sensibility to some extent. He reflects … Continue reading

  • The Life of Galileo

    I re-read The Life of Galileo. I had first read this drama in 2009. It was a feast for the soul and remained so in the second reading. ­Though I haven’t written a single drama so far, I have read a lot of them as I enjoy dramatic writing like anything. Starting from Greek tragedy … Continue reading

  • Dada Ali Bakhsh

    I was chuffed to bits to witness a Tom Hanks of Forrest Gump at Shahpur Chakar, Sanghar, Sindh. Dada Ali Bakhsh, as he is known to people, aged 70, grizzled, bachelor, without any kith and kin, just a free soul moving from place to place where passion of traveling on FOOT pulls and pushes him … Continue reading