What Then?

(After Yeats)

W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats

An evocative poem by Muddasir 

“He must grow a legendary man,”

His chosen teachers thought at school.

He spent his life according to a youthful plan.

‘What then?’ sang Nietzsche’s spirit.

‘What then?’

Everything he wrote was widely read.

He won all – money and fame.

‘What then?’

He’s considered among the greatest writers of his time.

He played a vital role in liberating his land;

All his good dreams come true.

‘What then?’ repeated Nietzsche’s spirit.

‘What then?’

He’s a revered Spiritual too;

He has, in his hands, both the worlds.

“He surely has a place among the top layers of Heaven”,

Thought all his comrades.

‘What then?’ repeated Nietzsche’s spirit.

And after his death:

All his labours came to dust.

“Let the fools rage, I rose in nothing – had I not intended fame,

I would’ve been in Heaven!”

But louder sang the spirit,

‘What then?’

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Muddasir Ramzan

Muddasir Ramzan

Muddasir Ramzan studied English Literature. He was born in 1990 in Kashmir, India, from where he writes. His interview with the acclaimed writer Aamer Hussein was published by Kindle Mag, Calcutta. He has a keen interest in developing himself as a good writer. Recently, his review essay was published in the quarterly Critical Muslim, London, and his short story was published by Zabaan, Pakistan. He also writes regular research blogs.
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