A poem in Urdu about helplessness of humans, with English translation. Helplessness Numerous complaints and questions I have for all; Astonished I am with You and displeased with myself. I feel haplessly desperate but to whom shall I complain? You are invisible; if I could meet You, I would demand […]

Brass Buttons – a poem in Urdu

Brass Buttons – a poem in Urdu, “Pital ke takme’”, by Bill Koul (with English translation after the Urdu version).
This poem fulfils a promise made decades ago, a time period that appears as ages now. It describes a moment when two young hearts met on the morning of a regular working day. Instead of heading to their respective work places, they headed to a beautiful Mughal garden (in Kashmir) where they spent a full magical day in Nature, in each other’s company. That day, she was wearing a dark blue blazer, with brass buttons, which cast a lasting spell on him; the brass buttons appeared like stars that adorned her moon-like appearance.

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