Welcome to MY LITTLE WORLD: Poetry Page: Professor Dr. Aftab Kazi



In Trance from *Aftab's Bar*


"All Our verses are edited and compiled together,
Visit My Little World feel your beauty in order,
Aftab has filed our memories in the cabinet of Heart,
To respect You feel proud peaceful and sober."
Thanks Love for the sweetest pain and pleasure
"Love-longing in my verses few more moons remain to shine"
A NOTE: Visitor entries from Guestbook of the first poetry site are reprinted below. Entries from another Bravenet Guestbook would be restored soon

"We both know what we are, persons and professionals,
Discussing policy history always bore human spirits,
Friend, talks of art, love-life truths intimate romance suffice,
Aftab's not immoral, erotics have own truth warming charms."

Some friends/visitors were kind enough to leave their thoughts on the old poetry site. The old site was lost together with it's Guestbook. A few saved entries on the diskette have been reproduced below.

I am particularly grateful to my friends Marion, Brian, Annette, Anne, Katya and Annet 
(Names mentioned in chronological order of encounters) for their friendship, love and emotional support. Some of this poetry was inspired by their most gracious and kind companionship during my stay at the University of Leipzig (Germany). Brian advised me not only to maintain a website exclusively devoted to poetry, but he spent numerous hours to create the earlier (First) poetry site for me. 
Life keeps moving along with the fate-determined new destinations. However, great friends will always remain close to my heart despite  distances. I am glad to have their photographs with me. The simple truth is that I cannot live without friends. My dearests, I thank you all for being my friend. I am grateful to all others and the friends of poetry for visiting MY LITTLE WORLD and for their kind comments. True Love nurtures itself.
Your friend,
Aftab Kazi

Entries from the old site Guestbook:

Friday, April 26, 2002 5:57 AM

Ustad Bukhari uz_air@hotmail.com

Dr. Kazi, the master mystic himself -Sir, it is a joy to drink your words, and am further delighted to notice that you refer to the great master after whom I am named "Late Ustaad Bukhari". May you share with us for further eternities, the wisdom and mystery that dwells within your great and humble soul!

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 12:58 AM
Abid Channa abidchanna@hotmail.com
Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan

Your poetry is very good. I like it very much, and you are a very nice person. Wishing you all the best.

Monday, April 15, 2002 2:27 AM
Herr Stephen Wolf

Friends of poetry and mysticism let us follow the example of my second name and together HOWL at the hurt in the world.
HOOOOOOOWWLL, Hoooowwwwllllllll!!!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2002 2:53 AM
(No name or address left [In October, 2002 a Danish friend from Copenhagen, Denmark, while visiting Leipzig told me that he composed the following message. He was unaware of other messages without addresses by writers]).

Your verses Dr. Kazi cannot, as some might imagine, simply be attributed to feelings and the produce of contemplative states of mind. On the contrary, they must also belong to personal experience for they carry insights applicable to a formula for a life that is both alive as well as practically informed and approachable, on accepting the compassionate human limits dictated by our magnificient short mortal span. Your message of love, multiculturalism and peace is a challenge -perhaps the only viable challenge- with a mode of change not reliant on destruction. It is the only time-tested antidote to the insanity of the currently perpetuated de facto dooms-cult of intolerance and hatred. Your articulation, Dr. Kazi carries the banner of defiant tolerance with dignity, mature wisdom and not least a presumably good heart.

Friday, March 15, 2002 7:45 AM
(No name/address left)

Dear Dr. Kazi, the essence of one's thought is but a glimpse of the soul, filtered through the realization of one's state of being whilst traveling hopefully through this life. After all what is this life but a journey, and as the Prophet said -if one must travel at all, then better to travel hopefully- Dr. Kazi, your words carry a promise of hidden riches, the reward of uncovered treasures and most of all the illumination that dwells only in daring thoughts. Do not go quietly into the night dear friend, but instead rage against the dying of the light. Seek not after love. Love will always seek out one such as yourself. Thank you again for giving us all such pleasure.

Thursday, March 7, 2002, 4:10 PM
(No name/address left)

Regards Dr. Kazi. Nothing is as humiliating as having to appear like an empty tube which is simply inflated by a mind. In contrast to such a tragic state of affairs, your poetry adds both character as well as contrast, enabling one to both confront and encounter the debilitating horror vacua of such a void of nihilism. Hence, if encouragement is of value to you, then be assured that your writing matters, just as your mission is no doubt of the utmost essence.

Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:56 PM

Great poems. This is better than rap music.

Thursday, February 21, 2002 8:18 AM
(No name/address left)

Dear Dr. Kazi, one could attach prices to your thoughts. Some would cost a lot, some perhaps a little less. And, how could one then hope to pay for these thoughts Dr. Kazi? The answer is simple: With courage.

Thursday, February 21, 2002, 5:10 AM
(No name/address left)

Dear Dr. Kazi, you cannot write anything about yourself that is more truthful than yourself are. That is the difference between writing about yourself and writing about external objects. You write about yourself from your own height. You do not stand on stilts or on a ladder but on your bare feet. Clearly, the earlier culture will become a heap of rubble and finally a heap of ashes, but spirits will hover over the ashes. In other words, keep aloft Dr. Kazi and "Well Done!" surely is befitting at least.


QUATRAINS "Fate-writing Artist"

"How to return your kindness, tell me, Oh pleasant Artist?
Independent as you are, a magnificent work of Art,
Convert smiles in love mine, infatuations as spiritual Rhine,
Why create love-scenes? Reject then passionate pictorial Art?"

"Oh beautiful Artist, can you reflect painstakingness of heart in Art?
Have you crafted ever the canvass of pleasant yet restless heart?
Depicted love-longing in language of some helpless nostalgic heart?
Has any enflamed your heart, if not, find out from mystical Aftab."

"Oh Fate-writer, can your artistry reflect the painstakingness of heart?
Is your canvassing complimented with the art of winning a loving heart?
Appreciate rose thorns in love path, longing of lonesome vacant heart?
Friend if not, learn from Aftab, pleasure pain processes heartistically."

*Bukhara Love*

"Can we touch souls once again my beautiful Bukhara love,
Separation overshadowed old passion our promises of love,
Your sweet lips tears and smiles have permanent place in Heart,
Aftab desires fresh start, staying the familiar old path of love.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002 4:59 PM

Asif A. Kazi asif@circle.net
Karachi, Pakistan

Dear Dr. kazi, Love is forever. Give Peace a chance. Site is great, you will learn better skills to fill-up your site with views and your lovely poetry. God bless you. Kind regards. Asif A. Kazi


Wednesday, February 18, 2002 10:50 PM
Cristana Smith Cristana@yahoo.com
Washington, United States of America

Dr. Kazi, I like your poetry very much, plz write something about love and peace. That is why I like u also. Wishing You All the Best. Cristana

Friday, February 15, 2002 2:02 AM
Bruce Swinburne bruce123@hotmail.com
Vancouver, Canada

This is my first time on this site here; please let me say 'THANK YOU' for sharing 'My Little World' with the rest of us.

Monday, February 4, 2002 2:24 AM
Silke Schilder silke-schilder@web.de
Berlin, Deutschland

I was having been once more drawn to the simplicity of your verse, it being pure like to the everlasting soul.

Saturday, February 2, 2002 12:28 AM
Mushtaq Rajpar rajmushi@yahoo.com
Karachi, Pakistan

The clear message that one gets while going through a quite unique site, that now has become a part of favourites list, is the love of the writer with the nature that reflects how rich the inner side of our dear intellectual Sain Aftab's is.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002 5:03 am
G.N. Mughul american_residence@yahoo.com
Hyderabad, Pakistan

Wonderful, Aftab! You continue ahead in the field of poetry. You have emmense potentials to emerge as a natural poet with appeal for world peace and brotherhood. I see a real Sindhi Sufi emerging very rapidly through your couplets. Please go ahead. With all blessings and good wishes. G.N. Mughul, Hyderabad

Monday, January 21, 2002 3:39 AM
Silke Schilder silke-schilder@web.de
Berlin, Deutschland

I am finding your poems so very wonderful Dr. Kazi. Most warming for the heart and soul. Danke.

Monday, January 21, 2002 3:19 AM
Nur Jehana Binte Johari nur_jehana@hotmail.com
Jurong East, Singapore

Dear Kazi, I sometimes feel myself to be overwhelmed by the potent fragrance and loveliness of the verse...thank you, kindly

Tuesday, January 15, 2002 11:57 PM
Nur Jehana Binte Johari nur_jehana@hotmail.com
Jurong East, Singapore

Hello, I'm one of your fans...i just wanna say that I love your poems and whatever is written by you...so keep on trying and good luck!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2001 1:23 PM
Muhammad Umar Chand chand786@xtra.co.nz
Auckland, NewZealand

Saeen Aftab Sahib, the stanza about your letting Bush worry about Bin Laden reminds me the couplet of Persian poet Faridudin Attar who said: Kufr kaafar raa--wa deen deendaar raa zraraey- darde-dil-e Attar raa. Your poems do suggest a tender heart that has found a lot of hurt in the world. This is what happens to those who love with heart. A friend of mine in Bengal used to say, "Life is comedy for those who think, tragedy for those who feel." I thought we need to rise above this hurt at certain stage in our lives. With regards. Muhammad Umar Chand 2. HURT "Ways of Incomplete Love Ending" Let George Bush, Jr. care about Ladin, Afghanistan war, Aftab is already entangled with indecisive ignorant Piarr(1), New great game continues, inside heart, continents far Soul bleeds apar, in human and geopolitical "Heartlands"(2).

Tuesday, November 27, 2001 10:57 PM
Lila Ram ram_lila@hotmail.com

I like your selection and 'test'.

Saturday, November 24, 2001 8:38 AM
Imtiaz A. Kazi kaziimtiaz@yahoo.com
Islamabad, Pakistan

Having been through Persian language and literature to some extent and especially with Khayyam, I am sure you two would have been a great company to spread the prejudice-free message of eternal love -something sorely needed these days.

Monday, November 19, 2001 2:38 AM
Abid Hussainy abidshah2000_au@yahoo.com
Canberra, Australia

Dear Qazi, it was like I was lost in the wilderness of love after reading your poetry. Good web site and excellent poetry. Best wishes.. Abid

Sunday, November 11, 2001 11:25 PM
Ramesh U. Kateja rukateja@yahoo.co.in
Thane -Mumbai, India

Saein Aftab, I like your poetry. Without entangling myself in SANA and LANA phenomenon. Jiye Sindh. Ramesh U. Kateja

Sunday, November 11, 2001 6:37 PM
Syed A. Hussaini consult@isb.compol.com
Islamabad, Pakistan

Love all, hate none

Sunday, September 9, 2001 7:38 PM
Brenda J. Gannam gannamconsulting@earthlink.net
Brooklyn, New York, USA

I can't choose one--there are so many good ones.

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 1:37 AM
Sarfaraz kazisarfaraz@netscape.net
Karachi, Pakistan
Kazi sarfaraz.freeservers.com

The nice fragrance of old Persian culture from affiliation/closeness with Khayyam is smelled from your thoughts.

Monday, August 27, 2001, 5:50 AM
Bedil Masroor Badvi bedil_masroor@hotmail.com
Karachi Sind, Pakistan

I am glad to meet with you Qazi sahib. Bedil Masroor