I fly with the wind, I am a dupatta ~

 Amna Ahmad writes Where I’m From
Then asks, where are you from?

So, as Nam lay in my lap nursing to sleep, I typed this out with my right hand:

I am from Ranchi,
I’m named after a Russian.
I am from Pakistan, which was then India,
I am from the border village which is now rubble.

I am a Qawwali, sung in Punjabi,
I am an Awadhi song, sung by a Punjabi.

I am a dupatta,
you can see through me,
I am the breast 

that puts baby to sleep.

I am from Him,
I live with them.
They are from Him,
so He can get some rest.

About Natasha Badhwar

"Because I'm a Tinker. That's who I am. Tinkers fix things. But I can't do it alone." (Pause for lots of action. Group Action......) "You did it, Tinker, you saved Spring!" I also have three children, one marriage, a million friends and one life.
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11 Responses to I fly with the wind, I am a dupatta ~

  1. Amna Ahmad says:

    "so He can get some rest."You are a generous soul. :)Love,Amna

  2. Banno says:

    I'm so happy you dropped by on my blog. It introduced me to your beautiful, beautiful writing.

  3. steinbolt1 says:

    Read it to yourself. Now read it out loud. It's beautiful both ways.

  4. Kanchana says:

    Dear Natasha, Thanks a million for leaving your opinion on my blog. I finally got down to read yours and I feel honored. Love your writing – specially that it is so truthful and heart-warming.Take care,Kanchana

  5. steinbolt1 says:

    This man is in Tanzania helping orphans:http://stuff-in-my-brain.tumblr.com/post/1030177275/tanzania-africa-siblings-usually-watch-out-forThese children seem to be in hell, yet they continue to smile. Uplifting and heartbreaking. http://stuff-in-my-brain.tumblr.com/

  6. ah, love this. you have such a way with words…btw, i did love the wedding pic, you looked beautiful :)cheers,mandira

  7. March Hare says:

    I am sorry but i am jealous… I wish i had written this!!! It's .. it's … sigh… beautiful.

  8. This is so beautiful, it inspired me to write my own.Thank you so much for sharing.I've linked to your post and Ahmed's, on my blog.Thanks again.

  9. Surbhi Bafna says:

    I am from Him,I live with them.They are from Him,so He can get some rest.Wonderful blog mam. It's my pleasure to read you

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