‘Distance’ a concept close to my heart and soul, often the subject of my poetic expressions touched the strings of the silent harp. In a time of forced distancing for survival one realizes the values of spaces in togetherness. I felt quite ‘distanced ‘ from My Lens -Artists Friends for reasons unavoidable, but I thought I must make an effort to join the link and lessen the virtual distance, wish well’ to my friends far away and send prayers of ‘ stay safe and stay protected’
My photographs from the archived albums are linked by one of my poems on ‘Distance’, I wrote these lines when my son left for UK for further studies and later to Denmark.
I never felt the distance before nor sensed the silence in the room
When love is true and distances long, no absence can ever break the bond;
And now I know, how love of nature divine is, unfettered pure and fine,
How one so close, can be so far away, no one can show, no one can wait
To stop and pat and wipe your tears away;
And now I know how Allah blesses us with His uncountable gifts
Why faith and peace is strong,
my dear, in distant land, you are with me, each day, short or long
Time moved on and time moves on
Time is just and fair, I know… I wake up with a start,
You are forever in my heart, your helmet heavy in your hand,
I see you, standing there.
May Allah bless All Children and keep them safe well fed and protected from all evil. amen.