This page includes some of the words, thoughts, poems and books that inspired me to write Saffron Fields apart from people, places, experiences and songs.
Please feel free to share your own thoughts, poems, songs or queries on this page. Or it can be used to simply chat as well. This can be our poems, books, songs, thoughts, anything club and that little houseboat on Dal Lake above our cozy hideaway. Kehwa anybody? Coffee, tea, hot chocolate? Anything more interesting? 😊
Aashiqui sabr talab aur tamanna betaab ,
Dil ka kya rang karoon, khoon-e-jigar hone tak.
Hamne maana ki tagaful na karoge lekin,
Khaak ho jaayenge hum tumko khabar hone tak.
Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful.
~Kahlil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran
“Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.
It was love lashed by its own self that spoke. It was pride half slain that fluttered in the dust. It was my hunger for your love that raged from the housetop, while my own love, kneeling in silence, prayed your forgiveness.”
~ Kahlil Gibran, The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
~Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974