The Neon Rosary, by Lorette C. Luzajic, Translated into Urdu by Saad Ali and Maraam Pasha
This poem was inspired by Seven, by William Wray (USA) contemporary. Click here to view.
The Neon Rosary
I tell you I am drowning in my pictures, how the colours are closing in around me. I tell you the moon has tumbled out of the darkness and is spitting pale tongues of flame, like rosary beads, from the O in hotel in an old neon sign.
Lorette C. Luzajic
Sach mein, main apni tasaaveer mein doob rehi hon, kaise rang mere gird ghera tang ker rehe
hain. Sach mein, chaand andhere mein se loot-poot ho ker nikal aaya hai aur pilay zard
lambay aag ke sholay thook reha hai, jaise ke maalaa ke daanay, eik poranay roshan ishtihar
mein hotel ke O se.
translated by Maraam Pasha and Saad Ali
Saad Ali (b. 1980 C.E. in Okara, Pakistan) has been educated and brought up in the United Kingdom (UK) and Pakistan. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Management from the University of Leicester, UK. He is an (existential) philosopher, poet, and translator. Ali has authored five books of poetry. His latest collection of poetry is called Owl Of Pines: Sunyata (AuthorHouse, 2021). His work has been nominated for The Best of the Net Anthology. He is a regular contributor to The Ekphrastic Review. By profession, he is a Lecturer, Consultant, and Trainer/Mentor. Some of his influences include: Vyasa, Homer, Ovid, Attar, Rumi, Nietzsche, and Tagore. He is fond of the Persian, Chinese, and Greek cuisines. He likes learning different languages, travelling by train, and exploring cities on foot. To learn more about his work, please visit www.saadalipoetry.com, or his Facebook Author Page at www.facebook.com/owlofpines.
Maraam Pasha (b. 1999 C.E. in Lahore, Pakistan) has been raised in Rawalpindi & Islamabad, Pakistan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the National University of Pakistan, Pakistan. By profession, she is a Marketing & Communication Executive, and now works at Mob Inspire, USA. She has been published in The Ekphrastic Review. She finds literature a way to connect with both herself and others. Her other interests include: photography, painting, music, travelling, baking, and sculpting. She shares her artistic creations on her page: www.instagram.com/maraam_pasha.
Lorette C. Luzajic's latest collection, The Neon Rosary: Tiny Prose Poems is available through Cyberwit Books.
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