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Departure - Poem by Christianne Balk

Thousands of tiny
fists tamping the surface of the lake
flowing like a wide
river gone crazy, southeast, westnorth
letting the wind push
it around in its bed and the boat
hull hugging the shore.
What else can she do? Even the trees
agree, shaking
their crowns, throwing down their leaves as if
she were their only
child. Caught cold-footed in Magnuson
grass, trying to cut
free of the creosote-soaked pilings sunk
deep in the shallow
mud holding the water, holding her
wake for a moment,
furrow folding back over into
confusion. Cascade
gray crosscurrents! Sharp switching eddies!
Unreliable
shoals! Let the cloth argue with itself,
gasping like a child
with the air knocked out and the wind
socking the center.
Let the sail, shot-silk green and white, now
snapping, billowing
slowly draw her away from this beach
marked with broken glass, rocks
as smooth as plovers’ eggs, and small
stones splashed iron red
and orange like the sky breaking open.
Let the windows ignite
flickering copper on the other side.
Let the water be
disked with silver from here to there
churning as if roiled
by the flanks of a great, gentle fish.
Christianne Balk

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متاع بے بہا ہے سوزودرد و آرزو مندی
مقام بندگی دے کر نہ ل

Ab To Kisi Bhi Baat Pay, Aitbaar Nahi Hota
Hote Hain Bass Samjhote Dilon Ke, Koi Pyar Nahi Hota

Apne ghar ko wapis jaao ro ro kar samjhaata hai,
Jahaan bhi jaaun mera saaya peeche aata hai,
Us k

Mery Seeny Mein Har EK Din,
Kisi Ki MOut HOti Hai,
Kabhi Armaan Marty Hain,

Kabhi Kuch Hasrt

Fear no more the heat o' the sun;
Nor the furious winter's rages,
Thou thy worldly task hast don

Dosri bar bhi hoti tu usi se hoti..!

Main bilfarz muhabat jo dobara krta..

Usne Kaha K Konsa Tohfa Hai Man'Pasand
Maine Kaha Wo Sham Jo Ab Tak Udhar Hai...

MINE is a song of the average man
Who has been on earth since the world began!
You'll find him ki

Koi Dhoond Aisa
Humsafar
Jo Tujhy Mujh Se Barh
k Chah Saky
Tu Kahe Tou Raat Ho
Aur Wo Chandni L

Kasinath the new young singer fills the hall with sound:
The seven notes dance in his throat like s

Years pass.
Cattle cars in the downtown freightyard
squeal and groan, and sizzling grills
steam t

Hasrat to the kay tere aankh ka ansu ban jaoun FAraZ

Per tu Roye Ye humko GAwara nahe

THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

Her soul in division

Ham Thay Un K Piyar K Ashiq
Bas Hathon Main Kashkool Na Thay

Hamnay Un Ko Toot K Chaha
Ye Un K

Main ek bewafa se wafa kar raha hon
Dil k liye khata kar raha hon

Qalam khushuk tha to lekha kha

The sun has long been set,
The stars are out by twos and threes,
The little birds are piping yet

Not one corner of a foreign field
But a span as wide as Europe;
An appearance of a titan's grave,

Kaisay kahon k apna bana lo mujhey,
Bahoun main apni sama lo mujhey,

Bin tumharay ek pal bhi kat

The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought,
The cheque was spent t

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

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