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Large Bad Picture - Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

Remembering the Strait of Belle Isle or
some northerly harbor of Labrador,
before he became a schoolteacher
a great-uncle painted a big picture.

Receding for miles on either side
into a flushed, still sky
are overhanging pale blue cliffs
hundreds of feet high,

their bases fretted by little arches,
the entrances to caves
running in along the level of a bay
masked by perfect waves.

On the middle of that quiet floor
sits a fleet of small black ships,
square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
their spars like burnt match-sticks.

And high above them, over the tall cliffs'
semi-translucent ranks,
are scribbled hundreds of fine black birds
hanging in n's in banks.

One can hear their crying, crying,
the only sound there is
except for occasional sizhine
as a large aquatic animal breathes.

In the pink light
the small red sun goes rolling, rolling,
round and round and round at the same height
in perpetual sunset, comprehensive, consoling,

while the ships consider it.
Apparently they have reached their destination.
It would be hard to say what brought them there,
commerce or contemplation.
Elizabeth Bishop

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ab na bahal sakega dil ab na diye jalaiye
ishq-o-hawas hain sab fareb aap se kya chhupaiye
us ne

Ab Tery Rabty Mein WO ZOOk-E-DOsti Nahi Rahi,

Lagta Hai Tu Ney B Humein ChOr Diya Humari Muskura

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

Dil to karta hai zindagi ko kisi qaatil k hawalay kar doon SAAHIL
Judai mein ye roz roz ka marna mu

I have no silver-saddled horse to ride,
no inheritance to live on,
neither riches no real-estate -

We sat under an old thorn-tree
And talked away the night,
Told all that had been said or done
Sin

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Mera Khayal Jise Umer Bhar Nahi Aaya....

Na tumhey hosh rahey or na mujhey hosh rahey,
Is qadar toot kay chaho mujhey pagal kar do..

Nahi Shikwa Mujhe Kuch Be-wafai Ka Teri Hargiz

Gila Tab Ho Agar Tu Ne Kisi Se Bhi Nibhi Ho

Spain! You are the trustee of the Muslim blood
In my eyes you are sanctified like the Harem
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tha toh ek khwaab, haseen kitna tha.

Mere zawaal

Kal raat barasti rahi saawan ki ghata bhi,

Aur ham bhi teri yaad me dil khool ke roye...!

Is Qadar Payar Sy Na Bola Kar
Dushmani Ka Guman Hota Hai

Tanhayi Ka Ek Alag Hi Maza Hai...

Is Main Darr Nahi Hota Kisi K Chhor Jaane Ka...

Jab barish hoti hai, Tum yaad aate ho.
Jab kali ghata chaye, Tum yaad ate ho,

Jab bheegte hain t

Ik Charagah Hari Bhari Thi Kahin
Thi Saraapaa Bahhar Jis Ki Zamee
Kya Samaa Is Bahhar Ka Ho Bayan

Broken is a star tonight
as tears rolled on to my cheeks
they whispered in my ears
let us take yo

dua mein yaad karna eid k din

bhool bethe jinhein muddat se tum

Kaam Ki Baat Mein Ne Ki Hi Nahi

Ye Mera Tore Zindagi Hi Nahi

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