The “High Assembly of Sages” is Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali’s impressive debut in English poetry. It is in two parts. The first is about profound issues of God, universe, and man. Many Poems are in the Sufi tradition, which is the most glorious facet of Islam. The second part of the book addresses mainly current political issues. There are poems on Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Quaid e Awam Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln. Each poem captures the essential greatness of these illustrious men of history. In his mystic poems there is a deep yearning for the Divine. He gives a vision and a warning to humanity against its irrational and destructive behavior. Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali’s poetry displays a revulsion against unjust wars which have caused untold human misery. Sardar Aseff ’s canvas is wide. His poetry is self-explanatory having magical powers of words. It is the poetry which makes you pause, think and let you close your eyes. It soothes you as it grapples with serious subjects.