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Forgetfulness - Poem by Billy Collins

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.

Long ago you kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbye
and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,
and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,

something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,
the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.

Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue,
not even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.

It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall,
well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle.

No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.
Billy Collins

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MiLa Kar KhaaK Main MuJh Ko Urha Do KhaaK
Bhi Meri.

MuJhy ManZoor Hai Sab KuCh WiSaaL-E-Yaar K

Faisle lamhaat ke naslon pe bhaari ho gaye,
Baap hakeem tha magar bette bhikaari ho gaye,
Deviyaan

hu-ba-hu aap hi ki murat hai
zindagi kitni KHub-surat hai
jis tarah phul ki gulistan ko
zindag

Wo Keh Ke Chalay Itni Mulaqat Bohot Hay
Maine Kaha Ruk Jao Abhi Raat Bohot Hay
Aansoo Mere Thum

Ho Gayee Rukhsat Ghatta Barish Ke Baad
Ik Diya Jalta Raha Barish Ke Baad

Mairay Behtay Aansoon K

Wehshatain Barhti Gayin Hijr Ke Aazaar Ke Saath
Ab Tou Ham Baat Bhi Kartay Nahi Gham Khwaar Ke Saat

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Qoum-e-Awara Anaa Taab Hai Phir Soo'ay Hijaz
Le Ura Bulbul-e-Be Par Ko Mazak-e-Parwa

Diyaar-e-dil ki raat mein charagh sa jala gaya,
Mila nahi to kiya huwa wo shakal to dikha gaya,

HaQeeQat Se Bohaaaaaaat Door Hai Khawahish Meri,

Phir Bhi Khawahish Hai, K Ek Khawab HaQeeQat Ho

It is the rule with drunkards to fall upon each other,
to quarrel, become violent, and make a scene

O Rose! who dares to name thee?
No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet;
But pale, and hard, an

Tu Nazuk Mager,
Tere Hosle Buland,
Tu Fikr-e-Iqbal Ki Tafseer,
Tu Naara-e-Taqbeer,
Teri Sooc

I can recall her bent back in the garden,
staking tomato plants and raking soil;
in winter, when

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He listened at the porch that day,
To hear the wheel go on, and on;
And then it stopped, ran ba

Jab teri yad seene mai dharakti hai sahib

To in ankhon se anso rukne ka naam nahi lete

Karne Hain Agar Shikwey Mehboob Say

Phir Chorh De Muhabat Koi Or Kaam Kar

Maso0m Nazar Bho0la Mukhra Andaz Shabab 0r Sho0kh Ada..

TasVeeR Ka Jab Ye AalaM Ha Wo Husn_E_Muj

Woh bhi shayed ro parre veeraan kaghaz dekh kar,
Maine us ko aakhri khat main likha kuch bhi nahin.

Baat kamm kijiye zahaanat ko chupaate rahiye,
Ajnabi sheher hai yeh, dost banaate rahiye,
Dushmani

Agar Laho Ha Badan Mein Na To Khoof Ha Na Hiraas
Agar Laho Ha Badan Mein To Dil Ha Be Waswaas

Ji

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