Zafeera Kassam: A Villanelle for Navroz #Navroz #Navroz2019


In the whisper of blooms

Mysteries of Your astounding creations unveil

Such is Your fragrance that consumes


Your divinity manifests in Spring’s quiet swoon

Earth and Sky embrace to animate this tale

In the whisper of blooms


What melts mountains to dunes

But the kindness that you endlessly avail

Such is Your fragrance that consumes


For Your smile is incandescent of a thousand waxing moons

Yet all of a thousand setting suns diminish and pale

In the whisper of blooms


Navroz beckons these incomparable boons

Your praise, intimate with every exhale,

In the whisper of blooms
Such is Your fragrance that consumes.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

5 thoughts

  1. Keep it up Zafeera, you are very blessed, never forgotten your detailed narration of Lisbon’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Navroz Mubarak to your and your family. I am from Nairobi too and miss it very much, have been in Vancouver for 28 yrs.


    1. Thank you so much. I’m extremely humbled by your comments – Lisbon’s Darbar was indeed monumental and unforgettable. Belated Navroz Mubarak to you and yours ❤️


  2. Enjoyed the intimate praise line. Says a lot. Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and today’s here is today’s in case you have time to look? It is also a Villanelle!

    I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

    I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

    Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

    Sam 🙂


    1. Greetings, Sam. Thank you so much for reaching out and connecting with this poem. I will surely connect with you on Facebook and check out the link you’ve shared here. Once again, thank you for the lovely compliment.

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