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As Children Know - Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Elm branches radiate green heat,
blackbirds stiffly strut across fields.
Beneath bedroom wood floor, I feel earth—
bread in an oven that slowly swells,
simmering my Navajo blanket thread-crust
as white-feathered and corn-tasseled
Corn Dancers rise in a line, follow my calf,
vanish in a rumple and surface at my knee-cliff,
chanting. Wearing shagged buffalo headgear,
Buffalo Dancer chases Deer Woman across
Sleeping Leg mountain. Branches of wild rose
trees rattle seeds. Deer Woman fades into hills
of beige background. Red Bird
of my heart thrashes wildly after her.
What a stupid man I have been!
How good to let imagination go,
step over worrisome events,
those hacked logs
tumbled about
in the driveway.
Let decisions go!
Let them blow
like school children’s papers
against the fence,
rattling in the afternoon wind.
This Red Bird
of my heart thrashes within the tidy appearance
I offer the world,
topples what I erect, snares what I set free,
dashes what I’ve put together,
indulges in things left unfinished,
and my world is left, as children know,
left as toys after dark in the sandbox.
Jimmy Santiago Baca

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تو میں بھی خوش ہوں کوئی اس سے جا کے کہہ دینا
اگر وہ خوش ہ

Mujhe miti ke ghar banane ka shok tha,
Usay ashiyane girane ka shok tha,
Mai khud se roth jata hon

Ab tak tou kher teri tamana mein katt gayi,
Tu mil gaya tou sochta hon kya karon ga mein..

I.
She was an aged woman; and the years
Which she had numbered on her toilsome way
Had bowed her

Aik muddat se tujhe vird mein rakha jis ne,
Wo muhabbat mein Qalander b to ho skta hai..

Tere

جزقیس اور کوئی نہ آیا بہ روے کار
صحرا مگر بہ تنگیٴ چشمِ

Khud ko is dil main basanay ki ijazat day do,
Mujh ko tum apna bananay ki ijazat day do,

Tum mer

Pathar Zehen Gulaab Nai Honday
Kory Kaghaz Kitaab Nai Honday
Jay Kar Laayi Yaari Bulleya
Fer Yara

A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.

Said I, not being very old,
'

Little
rose,
roselet,
at times,
tiny and naked,
it seems
as though you would fit
in one of my

Woh meri chin-e-jabin se ghum-e-pinhaan samjha,
raaz-e-maktoob ba-be-rabti-e-unwaan samjha.

Yak

Mere rooth jane se ab un ko koi farq nahi parhta:::

Be-chain ker deti thi kabhi jin ko khamoshi

Mein Jab Nahi Tha To Is Waqt Bhi Tha Mera Wajood
Mein Apnay Baap Kay Zindah Lahoo Ka Hissah Tha

Abhi Jo Takabur Main Kar Raha Hai Nazar Andaz Mujhe

Qabrain Khodta Phirega Mere Hum-Namo Ki...

Wo din jo sang guzaray thy,
Tum BHOOL GAYE HO AB SHAYED.
jab jagtay chand sitaray thy,
Tum BHO

Hazaron Dukh Paren Sehna Mohabbat Mar Nahi Sakti
Hai Tum Se Bus Yahe Kehna Mohabbat Mar Nahi Sakti

Earth, earth,
riding your merry-go-round
toward extinction,
right to the roots,
thickening th

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I aske

شوق ہر رنگ رقیب سر و ساماں نکلا
قیس تصویر کے پردے میں بھ

Be-qaraari si be-qaraari hai,
Vasl hai aur firaaq taari hai,

Jo guzaari na ja saki hum se,
Hum

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