She lives in a city surrounded by desert, but hates dune bashing. Not because she feels scared, but because she has vertigo. In her own creative way, she describes this for us, ‘one sentence, that perhaps my family hears the most is – I’m dizzy! What they don’t know is that it’s not always vertigo! It’s ‘words’ piling up one on top of the other in my head, wrestling to stay put as I try to slap them away, that makes me dizzy too!’
Deeba Salim Irfan
Author / Poet / Entrepreneur
Multi Award Winning Filmmaker
"Profound, lyrical and ultimately hopeful
– a collection of poetry that reflects the
spiritual wisdom of the poet"
Sanjoy K. Roy
Producer, Jaipur Literature Festival
“Each poem 'A haiku’! An expression of
beauty, love and longing!”
Academy and Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker
“Raw, genuine and moving. It reminds
us that there is unmatched beauty in
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal!
American solo artist, songwriter and producer
Former Lead Guitarist, Guns N' Roses
"A pleasure to read. Visual, touching and
Deeba Salim Irfan, lives with her husband, Irfan Izhar and three kids in Dubai. After securing her MBA, she dived into advertising and events. Almost a decade and a half later she resurfaced realising that her passion was writing. Now she pursues both with great passion.
Words for Deeba’s Poetry and Work
Each poem ‘A haiku’!
An expression of beauty, love and longing!
It’s always a pleasure reading Deeba Irfan, her words are visual, touching and relatable.
Raw, genuine and moving. It reminds us that there is unmatched beauty in simplicity!
Profound, lyrical and ultimately hopeful – a collection of poetry that reflects the spiritual wisdom of the poet
Refreshing & rejuvenating. Simple words beautifully woven around ideas closer to life. Reflection of love, hope and positivity of life. A treat for all poetry lovers!
A profound but compressed feeling that communicates more than it says. Her expressions forms a connection between physical plane and subtler realities. Her poetry mediates an adorable glory and inspires intelligence and humanism.
Vivid, Engaging and Refreshing. Each page stirs new emotions.
Inspirational! Mysteriously alluring! She is blessed with unique wisdom to change the world with words. Her words celebrate the spirit of all women!
Deeba’s lines are not written, they are carved as memories on paper. You don’t read them, you flow with them and with that, sometimes you sink and the very next moment you surf…. !
A compulsive poet! Words come to her naturally, effortlessly and there is an innate lyricism in her verses that enchants the reader.
Essentially, it’s poetry of heart and that’s the reason it appeals to you. But, a closer look reveals that Deeba’s poetry is not about emotions alone. It’s indeed poetry of heart but the writer’s sharp observations about life and philosophy are also reflected in these verses.
Read the lines in the poem ‘Love (does not) Hurts’:
All this you didn’t choose
All you wanted was love loose
All you get
Is always love laced with hurt
Be patient though
Let your head spin
Let your heart bleed
And you will rise you will get a grip
The poems reflect diverse shades of life and myriad moods but what stands out is that it is the poetry of hope–either in ‘Veil of Faith’ where the poet writes, “You give me no clue, Yet my veil of faith just grew’
or the lines:
“I perceive a mirror so true, I believe in you’.
Deeba Salim Irfan’s poetic journey has just begun and it surely looks promising.