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Consorting With Angels - Poem by Anne Sexton

I was tired of being a woman,
tired of the spoons and the post,
tired of my mouth and my breasts,
tired of the cosmetics and the silks.
There were still men who sat at my table,
circled around the bowl I offered up.
The bowl was filled with purple grapes
and the flies hovered in for the scent
and even my father came with his white bone.
But I was tired of the gender things.

Last night I had a dream
and I said to it...
'You are the answer.
You will outlive my husband and my father.'
In that dream there was a city made of chains
where Joan was put to death in man's clothes
and the nature of the angels went unexplained,
no two made in the same species,
one with a nose, one with an ear in its hand,
one chewing a star and recording its orbit,
each one like a poem obeying itself,
performing God's functions,
a people apart.

'You are the answer, '
I said, and entered,
lying down on the gates of the city.
Then the chains were fastened around me
and I lost my common gender and my final aspect.
Adam was on the left of me
and Eve was on the right of me,
both thoroughly inconsistent with the world of reason.
We wove our arms together
and rode under the sun.
I was not a woman anymore,
not one thing or the other.

O daughters of Jerusalem,
the king has brought me into his chamber.
I am black and I am beautiful.
I've been opened and undressed.
I have no arms or legs.
I'm all one skin like a fish.
I'm no more a woman
than Christ was a man.
Anne Sexton

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IN the pull of the wind I stand, lonely,
On the deck of a ship, rising, falling,
Wild night around

प्यार जब जिस्म की चीखों में दफ़न हो जा

Woh Jo Rehti Thi Dil Muhalle Mein,
Phir Woh Larki Mujhe Mili Hee Nahi
وہ جو رہتی تھی د

Mere Baad Dard Ki Daastan
Tujhe Kon Aa ke Sunaye Ga ?
Mujhe Raastay Mein Khabar Mili
Wo Tou Shehe

Mere hamsafar ka yeh hukam tha,
Ke kalaam us se kamm karoon,
Mere hontt aese sille ke phir,
Meri

guzar gai hai abhi saat-e-guzishta bhi
nazar uTha ki guzar jaega ye lamha bhi
bahut qarib se ho

Abhi to aap hi haayil hai raasta shab ka
Qareeb aaye to dekheNge hausla shab ka

Chali to aayi th

Bewafai Ki Sab Kitaabon Mein

Tumhare Jese Koi Misaal Nahi

furaat-e-chashm mein ek aag si lagata hua
nikal raha hai koi ashk muskuraata hua
pas-e-guman kai

Shayad Use Aziz Thein Aankhen Meri Bohat

Wo Mere Naam Apni Basaarat Bhi Kar Gaya

Dil Ka Nagar

نہیں سجدے کئے ہم نے کبھی شاہوں کی چوکھٹ پر غالب
ہمیں جت

Wo Tu Khushbu Hai Hawaon Mein Bikhar Jaye Ga

Masla Phol Ka Hai Phol Kidhr Jaye Ga

Na Kuch Raha Pas Apne To Sanbhaal Ke Rakhi Ek Tanhayi, ,
Ye Wo Saltanat Hai Jis Ke Badsha Bhi Hum W

MaGhroOr Meri ChaShm-E Tamaasha Hai In DinOn
S0 Baar Un Ko DOOr Se Daikha Hai In DinOn

Aaraais

Those lines that I before have writ do lie,
Even those that said I could not love you dearer;
Yet

Zabt kar ke hansi ko bhool geya,
Main to us zakhm hi ko bhool geya,

Zaat–dar-zaat hamsafar reh

Hanste huye logon ko rulaya nahin karte,
Hum apna koi zakham dikhaya nahin karta,
Ik bar jisy apni

شب کہ برقِ سوزِ دل سے زہرہٴ ابر آب تھا
شعلہٴ جوّالہ ہر

railroad yard in San Jose
I wandered desolate
in front of a tank factory
and sat on a bench

Dukh bhi deta hai woh dawaa bhi deta hai,
Mujhe woh mohabbat karne ki sazaa bhi deta hai,
Main yaa

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