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There Is A Boat Down On The Quay - Poem by Brian Patten

There is a boat down on the quay come home at last.
The paint's chipped, the sails stained as if
Time's pissed up against them.
I imagine the sea routes it's followed,
Sailing through the world's sunken veins
With its cargo of longings;
A little boat that's nuzzled its way
Into the armpits of forests,
That's sliced through the moon's reflection,
Through the phosphate that clings to the lips of waves.
I knew its crew once,
Those boys manacled to freedom
Who set sail over half a century ago,
And were like giants to me.
A solitary child in awe of oceans
I saw them peel their shadows from the land
And watched as they departed.
What did they think when they peered
Over the rim of the world,
Where Time roared and bubbled
And angels swooped like swallows?
Reading an ancient Morse code of starlight,
Stranded by the longing to be elsewhere,
What secrets did they learn to forget?
I longed to be among them,
A passenger curled up in fate's pocket,
I longed to be a part of them -
Those ghosts who set sail in my childhood,
Those phantoms who shaped me,
That marvellous crew for whom
I have stretched a simple goodbye
Out over a lifetime.
Brian Patten

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Ke kalaam us se kamm karoon,
Mere hontt aese sille ke phir,
Meri

hadon ki qaid se tuk ker azad mujhey,
dil me basaya hay to ankhon me utar le mujhy,

meri sab hi

Ajab pagal c larki hai
Mujhe hr roz kehti hai
Batao kuch neya likha?
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Chuang Tzu in dream became a butterfly,
And the butterfly became Chuang Tzu at waking.
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yaar ki yaadain gin kar phainkoon

Gul paashi kab raas aayee hai

Yeh dil ka chor ke is ki zaroortain theen bohat,
Wagarna tark-e-taluq ki soortain theen bohat,
Mil

Mery humsafar ka ye hukam tha...!

Ke kalam us say main kum Karun,

Mery hont Aisay silay ke
ph

Uljhay huay hain palkon men Shabnam K se qatray
Bichra tha koi raat ko Khawaabon k safar men.

Janta hoon aik aese shakhs ko mein bhi Munir,
Gham se pathar ho geya lekin kabhi roya nahin..

It is a winter's tale
That the snow blind twilight ferries over the lakes
And floating fields from

Gulon mei rang bhare baad-e-nau-bahaar chale,
Chale bhi aao ke gulshan ka kaarobaar chale,
Qaffass

(after the German of Rainer Maria Rilke)

We have no knowledge of his ancient brow
where pippins

Kissi harf main kissi baab main nahin aye ga,
Tera zikar meri kitaab main nahin aye ga,
Nahin jaye

Nahi Hai Shikwa Tere Tarz-E-Taghaaful se..
Shayad Humein Hi Nahi Aata Dilon Me Ghar Banana...

Abhi waqt hai abhi saans hai abhi loat aa

mere GUMSHUDA.

Mujhay naaz hai barey zabt ka mujhay

Aag paani mein lagane ka hunar seekha hai,
Kaam mushkil hai bohat hum ne magar seekha hai,
Yeh jo

Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck,
And yet methinks I have astronomy—
But not to tell o

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

Maloom Nahi Tha Ke Muhabbat Kya Cheez Hai Sirf Itna Pata hai, ,
Hazaron Ke Dil Torne Parte Hain Sir

Tapak Parte Hain Aansoo Jab Apno Ki Yaad Aati Hai

Ye Wo Barsaat Hai K Jis Ka Koi Mosam Nahi Hota.

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