Oct 3 2013

Kash hum aur qareeb hotay…

Posted by Knonie

Kash hum aur qareeb hotay
Dil nahi tou na sahi
Ghar he nazdeek hotay

Har sham ka hamain
becheni say intezar hota
“Oye jaldi bahir aa” wala message
Phir aksar sath wali market mein jana
Chips aur Coke pakkar kar kaheen nikkal parna
Kuch din bhar ki batain karna
Kabhi puranay khuwab torna aur naye khuwab banana
Aur kabhi buhut hansna aur hansana

Phir sham gehri honay par wapis aana
Ghar k bahir kharray huye bhi bachi hui batain karna
Aur kartay he jana
Phir buhut baar Khuda Hafiz keh kar bhi alag na hona

Aur kabhi chhuti kay din
Wo tumhara meri taraf raat guzarna
Buhut si batain karna
Kaainat ki har cheez ki
Kabhi rangon say khelna
Kabhi tasveeron say

Raat honay par kabhi chhat par chalay aana
Sitaray aur chaand dekhna
Mil kar khamoshi ki awaz sun’na
Chhup kar cigarette bhi peena
Aur ye sochna k ye raat kabhi khatm na ho

Aao ab sotay hain, tumhara ye kehna
Aur mera wo chhota sa bistar
Jo hamaray liye buhut barra hota
Ussi par aahista aahista batain kartay kartay so jana

Ab uth jao aur baqi neend apnay ghar ja kay karna
Tumhara ankhain khol k mujhay aisay dekhna
jesay main bhi tumharay khuwab ka hissa hoon

Tumhari wo soi hui soorat
Aur neend bharri awaz
Ye poochna k itni jaldi subah kiyoon ho gayi

Kash hum aur qareeb hotay
Dil nahi tou na sahi
Ghar he nazdeek hotay


— Knonie, September 2013


Aug 25 2013

بندوق کی نوک پر

Posted by Knonie

مسلح افراد
بندوق کی نوک پر
اور قیمتی اشیاء
نوک پر
مزاحمت کرنے پر
نوک پر
کرنے پر
کرنا منع ھے

Apr 16 2013

Rumi, on Preconceived Fears

Posted by Knonie

Photo ©Knonie

Some lines from Masnavi, Book III, by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

Translation: A person can walk fearlessly on a path half a yard wide on the ground. But if you have to walk over a high wall which is 2 yards wide, you won’t be able to do so. Your preconceived fears have deluded your mind and you fall. Use your intellect to understand fear and delusion.

Feb 6 2013

There are worse things…

Posted by Knonie

“There are worse things
than being alone
but it often takes
decades to realize this
and most often when you do
it’s too late
and there’s nothing worse
than too late”

― Charles Bukowski


Feb 6 2013

Love is a Dog from Hell

Posted by Knonie

“I loved you
like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of. I would have loved you more if I had sat in a small room rolling a cigarette and listened to you piss in the bathroom, but that didn’t happen. Your letters got sadder. Your lovers betrayed you. Kid, I wrote back, all lovers betray.”

― Charles Bukowski, “Love is a Dog from Hell”

Jan 31 2013

What more—?

Posted by Knonie

You are the call and I am the answer,
You are the wish, and I the fulfilment,
You are the night, and I the day.
What else? it is perfect enough.
It is perfectly complete,
You and I,
What more—?

Strange, how we suffer in spite of this!

— D.H. Lawrence
(Excerpt from the poem Bei Hennef)

Jan 31 2013

Love is a form of prejudice…

Posted by Knonie

“Love is a form of prejudice. You love what you need, you love what makes you feel good, you love what is convenient. How can you say you love one person when there are ten thousand people in the world that you would love more if you ever met them? But you’ll never meet them.”

― Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music

Jan 4 2013

Do you love me?

Posted by Knonie

Do you love me
Or hate seeing me
without you?

— Knonie.

Jan 2 2013

Memory, from Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Posted by Knonie

Here’s a passage about the concept of Memory in relation to how we tend to live our lives, from Paulo Coelho’s book “Aleph”.


Dec 18 2012

I thought I could imagine…

Posted by Knonie

“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.” 

― Haruki Murakami, “South of the Border, West of the Sun”

Divided and multiplied self.

Divided and multiplied self.

Sep 24 2012

Love, Pablo Neruda.

Posted by Knonie

Flower bud, Photo ©Knonie


Because of you, in gardens of blossoming
Flowers, I ache from the perfumes of spring.
I have forgotten your face, I no longer
Remember your hands; how did your lips
Feel on mine?

Because of you, I love the white statues
Drowsing in the parks, the white statues that
Have neither voice nor sight.

I have forgotten your voice, your happy voice;
I have forgotten your eyes.

Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to
My vague memory of you. I live with pain
That is like a wound; if you touch me, you will
Make to me an irreperable harm.

Your caresses enfold me, like climbing
Vines on melancholy walls.

I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to
Glimpse you in every window.

Because of you, the heady perfumes of
Summer pain me; because of you, I again
Seek out the signs that precipitate desires:
Shooting stars, falling objects.

— Pablo Neruda.

From the book “Passions and Impressions”
© 1978 by the Estate of Pablo Neruda
Translation by Margaret Sayers Peden© Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc.

Aug 15 2012


Posted by Knonie

Reincarnation, ©Knonie + haby

I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?

Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e’er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist! for Non-existence
Proclaims in organ tones, To Him we shall return.

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi,
Translated by Reynold A. Nicholson

Original Persian script:

از جمادی مُردم و نامی شدم
وز نما مُردم بحیوان سرزدم
مُردم از حیوانی و آدم شدم
پس چه ترسم کی ز مردم کم شدم
حملهء دیگر بمیرم از بشر
تا برآرم از ملایک بال و پر
وز ملک هم بایدم جستن ز جو
کل شییء هالک الاوجهه
بار دیگر از ملک پران شوم
آنچه اندر وهم ناید آن شوم
پس عدم گردم عدم چو ارغنون
گویدم کانا الیه راجعون

Jul 26 2012

The people society wants…

Posted by Knonie

‎”Society does not want individuals who are alert, keen, revolutionary, because such individuals will not fit into the established social patten and they may break it up. This is why society seeks to hold your mind in its pattern, and why your so-called education encourages you to imitate, to follow, to conform.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Tom & Jerry Tee, ©Haby + Knonie

Jul 26 2012

The Meeting

Posted by Knonie

Clay faces

When you saw me, without false robes
You offered your heart

When I held your hands
I touched your heart

You talked to me
but had a conversation with yourself

We met each other wearing mirrors
and fell in love with each other

(Knonie, 7 May, 2011)