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Art and Poetry Collaboration

ILA is graced with the presence of Shamima Sultana with two of her poems and photographer, Carl Scharwath with a photograph and artwork.

Photograph below, taken by Carl Scharwath

The Path to Choose This is the time to run along the path The time is about choosing There are ways to keep us together Can be chosen the path taking far. We can love our poetry and song It is possible to love the paintings We can ignore our heart and feelings Can forget the dreams we're scoring.

There is a path that meets the world straight Coping norms, values and traditions There is a path even to touch the eternity Crossing the ways are known. You can touch the shore of anxiety You can reach the path of hope There are ways to make you alive Or usual fate nothing more. There are crossings to cross the life Having woods surrounding the hope You will contact the herbs and shrubs That will enlighten the lives of crore

Noise and anxiety will cover the dreams Thick clouds cover the sky Drizzle of death may make you cry Water in drizzle can end the dry. You may love yourself, though I love you You may travel the paths that matches you I do love you before life on the earth I will love always irrespective your path. © Shamima Sultana


Remembering Remembering is a distant process It is not so easy For remembering, forgetting is necessary It is out of catching I can't remember you as long I can't forget Living in you, I sing with you I drown in water sinking with you My dreams flow with you. You are my nerve of coolness You are my patience in hardship You are my strength in wars You are my shadow in the heels. You hold my hand in the moonlit night Embrace me in the rains You open the heart beyond clothes Touch my soul passing veins. You touch my breath in deepening eyes Holding the days, saying blue. You cover my sorrow with gentle breeze Getting my life with glue.

© Shamima Sultana

Oil based painting with photography background by Carl Scharwath.

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