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August 17th - Poem by Anne Sexton

Surely I will be disquieted
by the hospital, that body zone-
bodies wrapped in elastic bands,
bodies cased in wood or used like telephones,
bodies crucified up onto their crutches,
bodies wearing rubber bags between their legs,
bodies vomiting up their juice like detergent, Here in this house
there are other bodies.
Whenever I see a six-year-old
swimming in our aqua pool
a voice inside me says what can't be told...
Ha, someday you'll be old and withered
and tubes will be in your nose
drinking up your dinner.
Someday you'll go backward. You'll close
up like a shoebox and you'll be cursed
as you push into death feet first.

Here in the hospital, I say,
that is not my body, not my body.
I am not here for the doctors
to read like a recipe.
No. I am a daisy girl
blowing in the wind like a piece of sun.
On ward 7 there are daisies, all butter and pearl
but beside a blind man who can only
eat up the petals and count to ten.
The nurses skip rope around him and shiver
as his eyes wiggle like mercury and then
they dance from patient to patient to patient
throwing up little paper medicine cups and playing
catch with vials of dope as they wait for new accidents.
Bodies made of synthetics. Bodies swaddled like dolls
whom I visit and cajole and all they do is hum
like computers doing up our taxes, dollar by dollar.
Each body is in its bunker. The surgeon applies his gum.
Each body is fitted quickly into its ice-cream pack
and then stitched up again for the long voyage
back.
Anne Sexton

Latest Urdu Poetry

I really dont know what to say
Nothing I guess
Because anything that comes out of my mind,
you in

be-dam hue bimar dawa kyun nahin dete
tum achchhe masiha ho shifa kyun nahin dete
dard-e-shab-e-

She has laughed as softly as if she sighed,
She has counted six, and over,
Of a purse well filled,

Mujhe kamil yaqeen hai tum meri ban jaao gi ek din
tumhare dil mai utroon ga mohabbat ki sada ban k

Hum ko kis ke gham ne maara yeh kahani phir sahi,
Kis ne torra dil hamara yeh kahani phir sahi,
Di

Aalam hi aur tha jo shanasaiyon mein tha,
jo deep tha nigaah ki parchhaaiyon mein tha.

Woh be-pa

غالب کی زمین میں چند اشعار کہنے کی جسارت

'' درد مِنت کش

The poem of the mind in the act of finding
What will suffice. It has not always had
To find: the s

Nahin Qabil Tere Lekin Munasib Jo Agar Samjho,

Yaad Rakhna Duaon Me Yehi Hai Dua Aey Dost…

Yeh mojza bhi mohabbat kabhi dikhaye mujhe,
Ke sang tujh pe giray aur zakham aye mujhe,
Woh mera d

THE wind has swept from the wide atmosphere
Each vapour that obscured the sunset's ray,
And pallid

I came home and found a lion in my room...
[First draft of "The Lion for Real" CP 174-175]


A l

Zakhm_e_Tanhai Mein Khushbo_e_HinA Kis Ki Thi
Saaya Deevar Per Mera Tha, Sada Kis Ki Thi

Os ki R

Mujhe Main Mujh Sa Nahi Lagta
Tujhe Kiun Us Sa Lagta Hun...

Rough wind, that moanest loud
Grief too sad for song;
Wild wind, when sullen cloud
Knells all the

"I want"—it pleaded—All its life—
I want—was chief it said
When Skill entreated it—the l

Hasrat-e-deed mein guzraan hain zamaney kab se
Dasht-e-umeed mein gardaan hain dawaney kab se
Der

Mere Zakhmi Dil Ko Mohabbat Ki Dua De
Apne Bedard Dil Mein Thori Si Jagah De,
Jaa Bewafa Tujhse Ku

Tere mehndi lage hathon pe mera naam likha hai,
Zara se lafzz main kitna paighaam likha hai,
Yeh t

Bojhal dil, bojhal qadam,
Sochtay hain k jain kahan

Jub sub derwazay hon band,
Apni manzil pa'a

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