The Light

Ehsan Sehgal

The day hides in the night
The night hides in the day
Dark into light
Light into dark
I am within me
Me is within I am
What is in what
Which one is the real
I cannot figure out
I cannot understand
If I throw all wisdom out
I have just the feelings
That open the door
Towards spiritual world
And the Divine mysteries
Where, there I see
Only the light
The light of the Almighty God
It surrounds all the planets
In its control, in its power

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Ehsan Sehgal born Khawaja Ehsan Elahi Sehgal is a Dutch-Pakistani origin Urdu poet and writer who moved to The Netherlands in 1978. He is also a journalist and activist for democracy and the freedom of the press and of speech., He was born on 15 November 1951 in Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan and obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Urdu literature. In addition, he also received the LL.B. law degree from Karachi University., He has received awards from Indian and European Urdu literary organisations, in recognition of his literary achievements, and is famous for his poetry book Zarb-e-Sukhan, in the Urdu-speaking world. The Daily Times describes the book as a "splendid poetry collection." Besides that he has published a collection of aphorisms in Dutch, English and Urdu., Moreover, his many ghazals and naats have been composed and sung by various singers of Pakistan. Sehgal has also written a novel and several books of poetry; his articles have been published in various Urdu newspapers.

Last updated July 09, 2015