Aatmaa

Poem By Famida Basheer

aatmaa he said
your soul
it must awaken
it sleeps the sleep of the untried

I unhitch my sari
lift its end over
to cover my head

there must be some truth
in what he says
he is the guru

I the creature
of questions
without answers

I bow low in reverence
and know
that only my humility
is the answer
to a question I never asked...

Comments about Aatmaa

This is really a beautiful poem on Atmaa or Soul having an insightful observation. I quote...I bow low in reverence and know / that only my humility / is the answer / to a question I never asked... Thanks for sharing.10
my humility is the answer to a question I never asked... poetic/top marksss
In the flow of the the river. good. try reading mine
Painted well the soul in poetic words.Well done
So pious lines, , , penned it beautifully, , Aathma- the soul; the unseen truth that God gifted man; ; ; excellent poem


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