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Ten - Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca

If it does not feed the fire
of your creativity, then leave it.
If people and things do not
inspire your heart to dream,
then leave them.
If you are not crazily in love
and making a stupid fool of yourself,
then stop closer to the edge
of your heart and climb
where you've been forbidden to go.
Debts, accusations, assaults by enemies
mean nothing,
go where the fire feeds you.
Turn your attention to the magic of whores,
grief, addicts and drunks, until you stumble upon
that shining halo surrounding your heart
that will allow you to violate every fear happily,
be where you're not supposed to be,
the love of an angel who's caught your blood on fire
again, who's gulped all of you in one breath
to mix in her soul, to explode your brooding
and again, your words rush from the stones
like a river coursing down
from some motherly mountain source,
and if your life doesn't spill forth
unabashedly, recklessly, randomly
pushing in wonder at life,
then change, leave, quit, silence the idle chatter
and do away with useless acquaintances
who have forgotten how to dream,
bitch rudely in your dark mood at the mediocrity
of scholars who meddle in whimsy for academic trifles--
let you be their object of scorn,
let you be their object of mockery,
let you be their chilling symbol
of what they never had the courage to do, to complete, to follow,
let you be the flaming faith that makes them shield their eyes
as you burn from all sides,
taking a harmless topic and making of it a burning galaxy
or shooting stars in the dark of their souls,
illuminating your sadness, your aching joy for life,
your famished insistence for God and all that is creative
to attend you as a witness to your struggle,
let the useless banter and quick pleasures
belong to others, the merchants, computer analysts
and government workers;
you haven't been afraid
of rapture among thieves
bloody duels in drunken brawls,
denying yourself
the essence of your soul work
as poems rusted while you scratched
at your heart to see if it was a diamond
and not cheap pane of glass,
now, then, after returning form one more poet's journey
in the heart of the bear, the teeth of the wolf,
the legs of the wild horse,
sense what your experience tells you,
your ears ringing with deception and lies and foul tastes,
now that your memory is riddled with blank loss,
tyrants who wielded their boastful threats
to the sleeping dogs and old trees in the yards,
now that you've returned form men and women
who've abandoned their dreams and sit around
like corpses in the grave moldering with regret,
steady your heart now, my friend, with fortitude
long-lasting enduring hope, and hail the early dawn
like a ship off coast that's come for you,
spent and ragged and beggared,
if what you do and how you live does not feed the fire
in your heart and blossom into poems,
leave, quit, do not turn back,
move fast away from that which would mold your gift,
break it, disrespect it, kill it.
Guard it, nurture it, take your full-flung honorable
heart and plunge it into the fire
into the stars, into the trees, into the hearts of others
sorrow and love and restore the dream
by writing of its again-discovered wild beauty.
Jimmy Santiago Baca

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Koi dastak hui, koi aahat, koi aawaz hui..
Tu dabey paanv khyaalon mein chali aati hai.. !

Aksa

ek diwane ko itna hi sharaf kya kam hai
zulf o zanjir se yak-guna shaghaf kya kam hai
shauq ke h

Kehdo un parhne walon se,
Kabhi hum bhi parha kertay thay,
Jitna syllabus parh k wo top kertay hai

اک ہنر تھا کمال تھا کیا تھا
مجھ میں تیرا جمال تھا کیا تھ

Come gentle Air! th' AEolian shepherd said,
While Procris panted in the secret shade:
Come, gentle

Har kamyabi pay aap ka naam hoga,
Apke har qadam pay duniya ka salam hoga,
Mushkilon ka samna himm

Kal jab milay thay to dil me hua eik sound,
Or aaj milay to kehte ho your file not found,

Jo mud

I have attained the Eternal Bliss.
There is no time for sorrow or pain,
for now I enjoy singing Hi

یا رب یہ جہان گزراں خوب ہے لیکن
کیوں خوار ہیں مردان صفا

walking down park
amsterdam
or columbus do you ever stop
to think what it looked like
before

Ghzab ka piyar tha us ki
udaas aankhon main,

Gumaan tak Na howa ke wo bicharne Wala hai...

Aaj socha to aansuu bhar aaye,
Mudaten ho gayin muskuraaye,
Har qadam pr udhar murr ke dekha,
Un

chand tare bana ke kaghaz par
KHush hue ghar saja ke kaghaz par
bastiyan kyun talash karte hain

I met a dragon face to face
the year when I was ten,
I took a trip to outer space,
I braved a pir

Thapakk thapakk ke jinhe hum sulaate rehte hain,
Woh khawb hum ko hamesha jagaate rehte hain,
Umee

Now at last I have come to see what life is,
Nothing is ever ended, everything only begun,
And the

You see this dog. It was but yesterday
I mused, forgetful of his presence here,
Till thought on th

Khamosh lehje mere hamdam kabhi bola nahin kertay,
Dard-o-gham ko her kisi k samnay khola nahin ker

Wo Ja Chuka Hai,
Magar Judai Se Qabal Ka
Ik Narm Lamha
Thehar Gaya Hai
Meri Hatheli Ki Pusht

Go Hath Ko Jumbish Nahi Ankhon Mai To Dam Hai
Rahne Do Abhi Saghar-o-Minaa Mere Aage

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