Pyaas/Thirst [Bilingual]

Wrote after my last poem “A Monsoon Wedding Dance” receives lukewarm response…

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roohk pyaas baris bujha na sake…

chaar alfaz bayan na kar sake

bezubaan, ankaheen batein

jo is tanhayi main chupa hai…

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rain can’t quench the thirst of the soul…

the words cannot speak out

the unsaids, the unspokens

hidden in this melancholy…


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