Had Ocean Been My Confidant

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I always look forward to spending time near an ocean. It renews and refreshes my soul. The vast blue sky makes me feel as if I am a clean slate. The waves of the surf relax me. The constant, gentle breeze cleanses me. The flight of the gull makes me consider freedom as a possibility for my life.

I experience re-creation at the ocean. And literally, the ocean becomes a confidant for me. I love the poetry of Naseer Ahmed Nasir:

Had ocean been my confidant
I’d have given it
All of my truths for safekeeping . . .

Had ocean been my confidant
I’d have given it
All my loneliness
I’d have walked with the wind
Clasping its finger in my fist
On distant paths
From whence no one comes back!

Had ocean been my confidant
I’d have given it all my depths . . .

Had ocean been my confidant!

(Translated from the original Urdu by Satyapal Anand)
* Had Ocean Been My Confidant
Naseer Ahmed Nasir

I plan to visit the ocean soon. No doubt, I will give it all my truths for safe-keeping, all my loneliness for healing, all my depths in hope of fresh, new life.

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