What Is Love

Ehsan Sehgal

Come, I tell you
What is love
How is love
It does not sell in the markets
And nor grows on the trees
The brain is not its place
It does not care
Society's rules
It is as like the cooling air
If it stops, it is sticky
If it rises,
It becomes the storm
Its moment is silence
Its home is the heart
If it is the truth, it is a reward
If it is false, it is a suffering
It teaches the lessons everyone
It can bring down the command
If it is the cure, it gives life
If it is poison, it brings death
Come, I tell you
What is love
How is love

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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