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Alas! This Is Not What I Thought Life Was - Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Alas! this is not what I thought life was.
I knew that there were crimes and evil men,
Misery and hate; nor did I hope to pass
Untouched by suffering, through the rugged glen.
In mine own heart I saw as in a glass
The hearts of others ... And when
I went among my kind, with triple brass
Of calm endurance my weak breast I armed,
To bear scorn, fear, and hate, a woful mass!
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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چپک رہا ہے بدن پر لہو سے پیراہن
ہمارے جیب کو اب حاجتِ ر

What does little birdie say
In her nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, l

"Thin Rain, whom are you haunting,
That you haunt my door?"
—Surely it is not I she's wanting;

Hey diddle diddle
We're all on the fiddle
And never get up until noon.
We only take cash
Which w

Who are these? Why sit they here in twilight?
Wherefore rock they, purgatorial shadows,
Drooping

My old man's a white old man
And my old mother's black.
If ever I cursed my white old man
I take

jo ashk barsa rahe hain sahib
ye raegan ja rahe hain sahib
yahi taghayyur to zindagi hai
abas

Aik Chota Sa Larka Tha Main Jin Dino
Ik Mele Mai Pohncha Hmakta Hoa
Ji Machlata Tha Ik Ik Shay Par

Tapak k gir jate hain mere annso
Yaad karta hon me jab bhi tere annso
Baha rahi hai to apni ankhon

Teri Aankhon Pe Ek Likhi Ghazal,
Kuch Adhoori Si Kuch Mukamal,

Likhta Hon Teri Aankhon Ko Kanw

Ho Kay Rahe Ga Aaj Tou Zuban Ka Istemal...

Thak Gaye Hum Bhi Aankhon Se Izhar Karte Karte...

Kabhi Khamosh Betho Ge Kabhi Kuch Gungunao Ge
Main Utna Yad Aunga Mujhe Jitna Bhulao Ge

Koi Jab

Jab Zara Muskurane Lagte Hain
Hadise Sar Uthane Lagte Hain...

Mohabbat Karke Dekha Toh Mohabbat Ki Pehchan Huyi,
Wafa Bus Naam Ki, Bewafa Ka Afsaana Hai

To wash and rinse our souls of their age-old sorrows,
We drained a hundred jugs of wine.
A splendi

agarche aaina-e-dil mein hai qayam us ka
na koi shakl hai us ki na koi nam us ka
wahi KHuda kabh

Ashq bahay to ahsaas hota hay,
Pyar k bina jeevan kitna udas hota hay,
Umar ho teri sitaron jitni

Main Lamhoon Ko Waqt Ki Pukaar Deta Hoon.....
Issi Lagan Main Kai Shaamein Guzaar Deta Hoon.....

The great light cage has broken up in the air,
freeing, I think, about a million birds
whose wil

Hamein Apni Mohabbat pe itna Yaqeen To Hai,
Wo Mujhe Chor to Sakta Hai, Magar Bhula Nahi Sakta…

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