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Read the First Alphabet and be Free!

By Bulleh Shah Translated by Muzaffar A. Ghaffaar Read the first alphabet and be free The first alphabet became two bodies, then four Then became thousands, lakhs, a crore From there became countless more The unique alphabet’s dot a lone … Continue reading

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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee “A Dangerous Love”

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Every moment love’s a new surge of spring

By Bulleh Shah Every moment love’s a new surge of spring The lesson of love-rapture when first I read The mosque my heart began to dread Into the Thakur’s abode I fled Where a thousand conches sing Every moment love’s … Continue reading

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Untold Stories : Holocaust Memorial Day 2011

It’s Going to Rain Valdemar Kalinin It’s about to rain, getting darker, The leaves have long fallen from the trees, Leaving desolation where just an old man Roams, Picking handfuls of earth where Roma Perished. During this war Nazis shot … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Light of Your Being

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To be, or not to be:

To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To … Continue reading

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Shakespeare-Iqbal Festival of World Poetry & Music

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