Sunday, July 1, 2012

Selection, Dream and a Speech

My Selection: 

Sorry guys..hmm...since I discovered Paul Lawrence Dunbar...I am in love with his poetry…for instance…one of his finest work…

It is of only two stanzas and in first he will take away all your hopes from life…will let you down but soon after the first stanza he used the same material and alleviated your spirits so much that you will simply love this poem.

Have a look:

A CRUST of bread and a corner to sleep in, 
A minute to smile and an hour to weep in, 
A pint of joy to a peck of trouble, 
And never a laugh but the moans come double; 
And that is life! 
A crust and a corner that love makes precious, 
With a smile to warm and the tears to refresh us; 
And joy seems sweeter when cares come after, 
And a moan is the finest of foils for laughter; 
And that is life! 

My Dream: 

And here is a share from my dreams to you all… 

"Beloved Husband: 

You were the girl of my dreams. 
Every time I went to sleep, 
I dream of you. 

I rescued you from all kinds of dangerous predicaments. 

Then when I woke up, you were gone. 

"I've got to find her," I said. 

So…I looked…Everywhere. 

I spent all I had on detectives to search the world for you. 

So finally I found you…I am so happy. 


hmm....let me have a knife please to kill you instantly. 

Beloved Husband astonishingly: 


I groaned: 



“You're the man from all my nightmares. 

Whenever you appear, bad always happens to me." 

And I stabbed him again…in my dreams….hmm…. 

My Speech: 

At the end…I want to thank you all for being there..hmm...when I was in need and you have waited on me…regardless my nonsense talk for several months you endure me and even when I asked you for help you all helped me by writing on the THINKING which shows how generous and kind you all are… 

hmm…Thank you all…readers…writers…silent/new visitors…and everyone who has coincidentally toppled here…so the day has been saved...thanks to you all. 

Please take care of yourself and stay safe. My prayers are with you all…always.

hmm...And that's all folks ! 


  1. WONDERFUL poem !
    Can't help chuckling at the dream ;)
    And at the speech : APPLAUSE ! :)

  2. Thinking,

    Read pending posts. Thanks for introducing to Dunbar. My Urdu has become very rusty but could read A-G well, Bulle Shah also a little. Why suck aggression in mind while dreaming?

    Take care

  3. yes Dunbar is a fav poet:) & superb writing!