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Siren - Poem by Louise Gluck

I became a criminal when I fell in love.
Before that I was a waitress.

I didn't want to go to Chicago with you.
I wanted to marry you, I wanted
Your wife to suffer.

I wanted her life to be like a play
In which all the parts are sad parts.

Does a good person
Think this way? I deserve

Credit for my courage--

I sat in the dark on your front porch.
Everything was clear to me:
If your wife wouldn't let you go
That proved she didn't love you.
If she loved you
Wouldn't she want you to be happy?

I think now
If I felt less I would be
A better person. I was
A good waitress.
I could carry eight drinks.

I used to tell you my dreams.
Last night I saw a woman sitting in a dark bus--
In the dream, she's weeping, the bus she's on
Is moving away. With one hand
She's waving; the other strokes
An egg carton full of babies.

The dream doesn't rescue the maiden.
Louise Gluck

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Jheel kinaarey kankar phainkoon
yaar ki yaadain gin kar phainkoon

Gul paashi kab raas aayee hai

Kisi Ne Bharosa Tora To Kisi Ne Dil
Aur Logon Ko Lagta Hai K Bohat Badal Gaye Hum...

washed-up, on shore, the old yellow notebook
out again
I write from the bed
as I did last
year.

ZEPHYR, for thy humid wing,

Oh, how much I envy thee!
Thou to him canst tidings bring

How our

Hayaat kya aur Wafaat kya hey ???
Tumhara aana, Tumhara jaana....!!

Ek jazba khak hua dil ki gehrayion me kahin
ta’ajjub hai maut par uski koi roya tak nahin,

sah

Bahaar tham, abhi jashn-E-bahaar baqi hai
Rubaru gul hai, par deedar-E-yaar baqi hai

Hazaar sa

Abar e Rehmat Ban Kar Chha Jao Payam e Eid Hai
Chaar Soo Noor Barsaao Payam e Eid Hai
Ghamzada Jo

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Gam-e-dauran main hai aks-e-Gam-e-yaar aaj kii raat

Pani ki bondain phulon ko bhiga rahi hai
Thandi lehren ek tazgi jaga rahi hai,
Ho jaye aap b inme

I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she lite

aandhiyan gham ki chalin aur karb-baadal chha gae
tujh se kaise ho milan sab raste dhundla gae
k

Meri Qismat Main Andhere Hi Muqaddar Hain Agar

Jane Hasrat Ki Shaam Aas Jalaati Kiun Hai

Khata

Talaash-e-Wafa Sey Khudi Ko Kiyun Azziyat Detey Ho Wasi,

Ab Maan Bhi Lo K Is Duniya Me Koi Wafada

Uncle uncle baat suno na,
Lambi gari wale uncle,
Eid ka din hai,
Meri umar ke saray bache,
Rang

Kitaab Kab Tak Rahe Gi Saada, Kabhi To Aaghaz-E-Baab HoGa,
Jinhun Ne Basti Ujaar Dali, Kabhi To Un

Muhabat MeIN Muhabat Se Muhabat To Nahe MiLti...

Muhabat MeIN Muhabat ko Muhabat Chor jati Hai..

Woh kuch gehri soch mei aise doob geya hai,
Bethe bethe nadii kinaare doob geya hai,
Aaj ki raat n

ZamiiN kaisi lagegi, aasman kaisa lagega
Hamare baad tumko ye jahaaN kaisa lagega

Thake haare hu

Once a dream did weave a shade
O'er my angel-guarded bed,
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