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What It Feels Like - Poem by Alice Walker

As if I've swallowed
A watermelon
And
Sidestepping
My digestive tract
It has lodged
In my heart.
There it lies
Green
& whole
with a luscious
red
heart of its own
daring me
to cut.
Alice Walker

Latest Urdu Poetry

If you fancy that your people came of better stock than mine,
If you hint of higher breeding by a

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt

naye kapre badal kar jaun kahan aur bal banaun kis k liye
wo shakhs to shahar hi chor gaya ab khak

The Greeks are sitting on the beach
wondering what to do when the war ends. No one
wants to go h

Ab to bas aik hi khwahish hai kisi mor par tum

Hum ko bikhre howe mil jao sanbhale tum ko

اب

آخر وہ میرے قد کی بھی حد سے گزر گیا
کل شام میں تو اپنے ہی

a cuckoo cries
and through a thicket of bamboo
the late moon shines
Matsuo Basho

The shallows –
a crane’s thighs splashed
in cool waves
Matsuo Basho

Deyaar-e-ghair mein rehte huye roya nahin jata,
Kisi ki yaad ka paani bhi khoya nahin jata,
Main r

Wo Bhi Shayad Ro Paren Veeraan Khatt Ko Dekh Kar,,

Main Ne Un Ko Aakhri Khatt Mein Likha Kuch Bh

I came home and found a lion in my room...
[First draft of "The Lion for Real" CP 174-175]


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September rain falls on the house.
In the failing light, the old grandmother
sits in the kitchen w

HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hu

Tere Mehndi Lage Haathoon Pe Mera Naam Likha Hai
Zaraa Sa Lafz Main Kitna Paighaan Likha Hai

Y

Ab Usai Roz Na Sochun TOu Badan Tutta Hai Faraz.
Aik Umer Ho Gai Hai Uski Yaad Ka NAsha KArte KArte

Itna Khaif Hun Me Is Daur K Hungamon Se

Ab Hawa Saans Bhi Leti Hai To Dar Jata Hun...

I am too big. Too big by far. Pity me.
My eyes bulge and hurt. They are my one great beauty, even

Khushiyo Ki Shaam Or Yaado Ka Ye SamaaN
Apni Palko Pe Hargiz Sitaray Na Laayen Ge
Rakhna Sanbhaal

Safar khizaan ka, bahaar manzil,
Hai fasilon ki shikaat manzil,
Mujhe ussi ne yeh khauf bakhsha,

Kis Qadar Zulam Dhaaya Kartay HO,
Yeh Jo Tum Bhool Jaya Kartay HO,

Kis Ka Ab Haath Rakh Kay Se

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