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Wither, Wither
Rhyme and Reason
Asif Iftikhar


In this world wonderful, colourful

The panting human, doing needful!


The heart doth desire the sublime

The beyond, will the soul climb


But Oh, how shall I say it all!

To exist, doth the human fall!


In the sky, though many a star

 Each from the other afar


As me, each forlorn in solitude

Wandering around with fortitude


Is the world then my stage?

Or am I but in a cage?!


Wailing aloud, my lament unfortunate

“Wither, wither my soul-mate?!”


(Tr. From Iqbal’s Javed Namah)


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