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aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair

jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere


Dohe on Hasrat

Once our desires are

fulfilled the craving, or longing for the desired object stops. It is the non-fulfillment of desire that takes us to appreciate the real meaning of craving. It is quite, naturally, a subject for poetry. Urdu poets have been naturally inclined towards appropriating this subject with respects to lovers. We have a small selection for you to read and appreciate the layers of meaning behind craving and longing.

nadiyā ne mujh se kahā mat aa mere paas

paanī se bujhtī nahīñ antarman pyaas

nadiya ne mujh se kaha mat aa mere pas

pani se bujhti nahin antarman ki pyas

Akhtar Nazmi

Jashn-e-Rekhta | 8-9-10 December 2023 - Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Near India Gate - New Delhi

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