Rubai on Budhapa
Old age is a medial
stage between life and death. It can be both fascinating and painful. Much depends on how one lives this phase of life. Urdu poets have drawn upon this theme with great objectivity and sometimes reflected upon individual cases to drive home a philosophy of life. Old age also evokes memories of youth and looks forward to the end of life’s journey. Some verses are here for you to look at appreciate the variety of responses to this experience.