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Barefoot - Poem by Anne Sexton

Loving me with my shoes off
means loving my long brown legs,
sweet dears, as good as spoons;
and my feet, those two children
let out to play naked. Intricate nubs,
my toes. No longer bound.
And what's more, see toenails and
all ten stages, root by root.
All spirited and wild, this little
piggy went to market and this little piggy
stayed. Long brown legs and long brown toes.
Further up, my darling, the woman
is calling her secrets, little houses,
little tongues that tell you.

There is no one else but us
in this house on the land spit.
The sea wears a bell in its navel.
And I'm your barefoot wench for a
whole week. Do you care for salami?
No. You'd rather not have a scotch?
No. You don't really drink. You do
drink me. The gulls kill fish,
crying out like three-year-olds.
The surf's a narcotic, calling out,
I am, I am, I am
all night long. Barefoot,
I drum up and down your back.
In the morning I run from door to door
of the cabin playing chase me.
Now you grab me by the ankles.
Now you work your way up the legs
and come to pierce me at my hunger mark
Anne Sexton

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Kya kya hamare khawb they, jane kahan pe kho gaye,
Tum bhi kisi ke sath ho, Hum bhi kisi ke ho gaye

Never seek to tell thy love,
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently

Zindagi bhar wafaa hamiN se huii
Sach hai yaro khataa hamiN se huii

Dil ne har daagh ko rakha me

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aa gae phir meri zanjir hilane wale

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In our family, there were two saints,
my aunt and my grandmother.
But their lives were different.

Kuch Mohabbat ka Nasha pehle ham ko Tha Faraz
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dana-e-gandum-e-bedar uThane laga hun
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Har bar hamara dil dukhatay ho,

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Are the new soda parlors worse than the old time

Gulon mei rang bhare baad-e-nau-bahaar chale,
Chale bhi aao ke gulshan ka kaarobaar chale,
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Ajab Qissa Suna Hum Ne aaJ SuBah...
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Main khud pehel karoon ya udhar se ho ibtidaa,
Barson guzar gaye hain yehi sochte huye..

chashm-e-maigun zara idhar kar de
dast-e-qudrat ko be-asar kar de
tez hai aaj dard-e-dil saqi

Use kehna …
Thak sa gea hon…
Khod ko sabat karte karte…
Mere tareqe ghalat ho sakte hain…

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Hye Wo Shakhs Jo Roz Mila Krta Tha..

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Wohi adh bujhi meri neend hai wohi adh jal

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