PAHLAVON SODIQ, journalist, poet, studied at the National University of Uzbekistan and in Turkey. He has been working for BBC Uzbek service for many years. He is esteemed for his analytical radio programs. He has 2 books of poetry to his credit. Lives in London.
A body of spirit, a soul of sense,
Dream in my mind and perception you gave.
A breath of deep sigh, life with dying once,
Fire of my eyes – a pupil of light wave.
A tongue of a word, a mind of sense you gave,
A heart of suffering was the greatest deed.
A word of expression asked us to have,
In fact with your pencil written holy writ.
And dawn you gave us in a skyline,
Sent forward to it twilight at last.
A hell of torment promised to align,
Again from you a heaven of delight.
A body of spirit you gave