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Alix - Poem by Carl Sandburg

The mare Alix breaks the world’s trotting record one day. I see her heels flash down the dust of an Illinois race track on a summer afternoon. I see the timekeepers put their heads together over stopwatches, and call to the grand stand a split second is clipped off the old world’s record and a new world’s record fixed.

I see the mare Alix led away by men in undershirts and streaked faces. Dripping Alix in foam of white on the harness and shafts. And the men in undershirts kiss her ears and rub her nose, and tie blankets on her, and take her away to have the sweat sponged.

I see the grand stand jammed with prairie people yelling themselves hoarse. Almost the grand stand and the crowd of thousands are one pair of legs and one voice standing up and yelling hurrah.

I see the driver of Alix and the owner smothered in a fury of handshakes, a mob of caresses. I see the wives of the driver and owner smothered in a crush of white summer dresses and parasols.

Hours later, at sundown, gray dew creeping on the sod and sheds, I see Alix again:
Dark, shining-velvet Alix,
Night-sky Alix in a gray blanket,
Led back and forth by a nigger.
Velvet and night-eyed Alix
With slim legs of steel.

And I want to rub my nose against the nose of the mare Alix.
Carl Sandburg

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چراغ میلے سے باہر رکھا گیا وہ بھی
ہوا کی طرح سے نامعتبر

Mujh Se Door Door Na Reh, Aur Mujh se Koi Hijab Na Rakh,
Rakh wohi Purana Tariqa, Naye Naye Hissab

Hall Koi Hai To Bta Chara-Gar
Moat Tak Zindagi Ki Khawahish Hai...

Aye Waqt K Luqman Hai Koi Elaaj Mera
Mujh Ko Mere Khaloos Ne Kayi Bar Duss Lia...

MINE is a song of the average man
Who has been on earth since the world began!
You'll find him ki

Hamare Ishq Ka Andaz Kuch Ajeeb Sa Tha, ,
Log Insan Dekh Kar Mohabbat Karte Thai Or Hum Ne Mohabbat

in ujDi bastiyon ka koi to nishan rahe
chulhe jalen ki ghar hi jalen par dhuan rahe
nero ne bans

That one, alone,
Who's dared and gone
To seek the Magic Wonderstone,
No fear, or care,
Or black

Where is the Jim Crow section
On this merry-go-round,
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South

ALL kinds of men, both small and great,
A fine-spun web delight to create,
And in the middle they

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Kash tu mujh ko mil gayi hoti,
Zindagi ko galey laga leta,
Har tama

chaha hai is ko rooh ki gehraiyoon ke sath
zinda hoon apni zaat ki tanhaiyon ke sath,

roka nahi

The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each l

Yeh ajab qayamaten hain teri rahguzar main guzaari,
Na ho ke mar mittain hum, na ho ke jee uthain h

Jis Ki Khatir Sari Haddain Tordi Humne, ,
Aaj Usne Bhi Keh Diya Ke Zara Hadh Mai Raha Karo, , , , ,

Qurb-e-jaanaN ka na maikhaane ka mausam aaya
Phir se be-sarfaa ujaR jaane ka mausam aaya

Kunj-

The firmament breaks up. In black eclipse
Light after light goes out. One evil star,
Luridly glari

be-niyazana har ek rah se guzra bhi karo
shauq-e-nazzara jo Thahrae to Thahra bhi karo
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WEEP, maiden, weep here o'er the tomb of Love;

He died of nothing--by mere chance was slain.
But

'This famous wicked little tale
Should never have been put on sale
It is a mystery to me
Why lovi

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