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غزل۔دل کی دنیا

غزل۔دل کی دنیا

دل کی دنیا کو بسانے چل پڑا دل مدّتوں کے بعد پھر ضد پہ اڑا دل   حسن ، آنکھیں ، زلف اور لب کے مخالف ع.....

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غزل- سر کٹواکر

غزل- سر کٹواکر

سر کٹواکر خوں میں لت پت سر لایا ہوں سونے دو  مقتل سے میں چلتے چلتے گھر آیا ہوں سونے دو   طوفاں د.....

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غزل۔وونی

غزل۔وونی

وونی کأتیاہ غم ژٕہ پالکھ یِتہِ ونکھ نا تہٕ کأتیاہ صدمہٕ ژالکھ یِتہِ ونکھ نا   پھُلے باغچٕ سو واو.....

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At Night

At Night

Ghazal What is this darkness? What laws do govern at night? Your silently slipping memories, into miseries turn, at night   Lovers, whose land lost its moon in the clouds .....

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غزل۔فضائے

غزل۔فضائے

فضائے ہر دوعالم ہنس پڑے جب یار ہنستا ہے وگرنہ خشک ہونٹوں میں چبھا ہر خار ہنستا ہے   مری سرگوشیوں .....

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Grenade

Grenade

There's no tick-tick  Didn't you see the analog holding fast the wrist as if an explosion or what They say many explosive heads bash each other every night But cries are .....

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Homecoming

Homecoming

If I do not return, tell your heart not to lament, come and find me instead for I will be lying dead in the street (where I had given you a rose-perfumed envelope one brumal ev.....

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غزل۔پیمانہ

غزل۔پیمانہ

پیمانے میں اب میرے وفا کون بھرے گا اے جانِ وفا تو ہی بتا کون بھرے گا   یہ بات عجب ہے کہ تجھے بھول س.....

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Burials

Burials

How should I tell you everything That is sealed in the glued pages, The truth is-  Oh! I cannot say, The fallen leaves of my heart have died in melancholy and the fading.....

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THE PRISON WITHOUT BARS

THE PRISON WITHOUT BARS

I once passed by one of the monk lanes  Heard I a monk saying calm and slow  "Where do you go in those fetters, chains?" said he glancing at me, head to toe  I w.....

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غزل-لٹے-چمن

غزل-لٹے-چمن

لٹے چمن میں خزاں کا موسم کوئی تمنا جگا رہا ہے  بحر وفا کی مچل رہی ہے فلک جو نغمے سنا رہا ہے   شج.....

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To The Fall

To The Fall

Welcome to the fall The season of poets where every leaf turns to its final call to make blessings in disguise The Chinar loses its modesty The poets their hearts I won't be .....

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Three Pantoums

Three Pantoums

1. Cage: How they've locked a soulInside a cage so smallNights as pit black as coalThe only friend, a wall Inside a cage so smallIt's even hard to breatheThe only friend, a wallB.....

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Cage

Cage

How they've locked a soulInside a cage so smallNights as pit black as coalThe only friend, a wall   Inside a cage so smallIt's even hard to breatheThe only friend, a wallBon.....

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At War

At War

Fire, dust, ash and soothave settled, at last,over the petals of red,I had planted for You,to adorn your comingBut, Love - war brews my land,Melting skins and identities to un.....

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Red Moon

Red Moon

Just when the world stopped to feel right a moment in time when nothing thrived but pain and horror held tight their grip and crushed dreams slashed bodies like knives. No ho.....

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THE PLACE WHERE FLOW FLOWS

THE PLACE WHERE FLOW FLOWS

You said your goodbyes, Old friend, And I went on my way, in a quest to discover the place where love flowed. I sought to find the rivers of anticipation that hushed down th.....

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Brides of my land

Brides of my land

If your bleeding wounds are left to me, I should kiss them every time Until they heal all of you And bruise all of me, I would put them close to my heart forever, The blood sh.....

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My Wailing Valley

My Wailing Valley

Wailing again in the lap of heavens My abode is now turned into debris I had just turned into a traitor When I found my widowed land   My youth turned into feral wrinkles.....

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Untitled

Untitled

After this maddening ‘social distancing’  (that's already  earth-shattering enough) is over, we shall  clandestinely trade:  polka dots for sca.....

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Beautiful Prison

Beautiful Prison

Once upon a time, son,   They used to call it Paradise, Some even shouted "Heaven!”,   Was it the valley of honey,   turned into a valley of .....

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History

History

At what point exactly does History grayscale? As it undoes itself ( not the way my grandpa rolls out a yarn, thread by thread ) on reflective glass: leaf by leaf, drained of&.....

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Onset of the Nefarious

Onset of the Nefarious

The bulb is trembling, soon it will fall and shatter into fragments. The clock has refused to work, fearing the evil. The legs of our couch are making noise, since the cracks .....

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Praise

Praise

O writer of destinies, let a life of peace be my fate, for my pages of existence lay disarrayed. Allah,let your wonders manifest, surcharge my heart with ardent zest.   .....

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A night in graveyard

A night in graveyard

After him, She's been sleeping Beside his grave- Singing the songs of eternity. I remember Those witty eyes tombed inside The dark eyelashes, Tearing in the harsh grief Of .....

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غزل - ونیومے

غزل - ونیومے

غزل     بہٕ چھُسنا کوٛنڑ مۓ نِش روز دوٗر ونیومے۔ مہٕ چھُس ناراہ ژے سپدی سوٗر ونیومے۔   یِم.....

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Mother

Mother

"She was a maker of bounty biggest" Is what mom showed me Of women... From smile her chisel of self Carved love From a word of love Showed she me the making Of families and .....

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Kashmir - A Place To Take From

Kashmir - A Place To Take From

Seasons changed,people grew older but the land remained untouchable.Blotched with imprints of innocent lives within the granules of the ever giving soulful soil,it was bountiful in.....

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The Living of Yesteryears

The Living of Yesteryears

Gloomy crimson balls of cotton scattered all over the sky tell a tale of sorrow and valour. Nabbe Motte fixing his jajeer, sings – “Wallah mien wadaan gaash soutuy&he.....

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