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Anna Who Was Mad - Poem by Anne Sexton

Anna who was mad,
I have a knife in my armpit.
When I stand on tiptoe I tap out messages.
Am I some sort of infection?
Did I make you go insane?
Did I make the sounds go sour?
Did I tell you to climb out the window?
Forgive. Forgive.
Say not I did.
Say not.
Say.

Speak Mary-words into our pillow.
Take me the gangling twelve-year-old
into your sunken lap.
Whisper like a buttercup.
Eat me. Eat me up like cream pudding.
Take me in.
Take me.
Take.

Give me a report on the condition of my soul.
Give me a complete statement of my actions.
Hand me a jack-in-the-pulpit and let me listen in.
Put me in the stirrups and bring a tour group through.
Number my sins on the grocery list and let me buy.
Did I make you go insane?
Did I turn up your earphone and let a siren drive through?
Did I open the door for the mustached psychiatrist
who dragged you out like a gold cart?
Did I make you go insane?
From the grave write me, Anna!
You are nothing but ashes but nevertheless
pick up the Parker Pen I gave you.
Write me.
Write.
Anne Sexton

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You dweller in the dark cabin,
To whom the watermelon is always purple,
Whose garden is wind and

Usne kaha tum bhar mai jao

Hum rikshaw lekar uske ghar chale gaye

Aray is khawab ko parre karlo
Mai jo dekhonga toot jayega

ارے اس خواب کو پرے

We must admire her perfect aim,
this huntress of the winter air
whose level weapon needs no sigh

As the dim twilight shrouds
The mountain's purple crest,
And Summer's white and folded clouds
Are

نہ تھا کچھ تو خدا تھا، کچھ نہ ہوتا تو خدا ہوتا
ڈبویا مجھ

The eyes that mock me sign the way
Whereto I pass at eve of day.

Grey way whose violet signals

Chale gi yeh pareshaani kahan tak,
Bata aye ghar ki veerani kahan tak,
Bohat lambi thi ab ke, khus

bhaDak uTha hai alaw tumhaari furqat ka
nahin hai tum pe asar phir bhi kyun mohabbat ka

maani

Hoti hai tere naam se wehshat kabhi kabhi,
Barham huyi hai yuun bhi tabiyat kabhi kabhi..

I have worn this day as a fretting, ill-made garment,
Impatient to be rid of it.
And lo, as I drew

Hai aap ke honton pe muskaan waghera,
Qurbaan gaye is pe dil o jaan waghera,
Bili to yunhi muft ma

جلتی شمعیں ، روشن چہرے
کامنی لڑیاں ، نازک سہرے.. ....

Woh Bewafa Hy Tou Kia Huwa…
Mat Bura Kaho Usko,
Tum Mujh Say Set Ho Jao…
Dafa Kro Usko..

Tu Ne Jo Chonk Kar Her Jagha Nigah Ki Hogi
Mere Hi Dard-e-Mohabbat Ne Sada Di Hogi

Ye Jo Moti Ba

Now the other gods and the armed warriors on the plain slept
soundly, but Jove was wakeful, for he

kya banae sane-e-qudrat ne pyare hath panw
nur ke sanche mein Dhaale hain tumhaare hath panw
zoa

Andhera Ho Raha Hai...!
Chalo Ab Dil Jalate Hain...!

تو ابھی رہگزر میں ہے قید مقام سے گزر
مصر و حجاز سے گزر،پ

Thus then did they fight as it were a flaming fire. Meanwhile the
fleet runner Antilochus, who had

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