A Few

A Few

M. Shahid Alam – Mudlark – 2017

سب کہاں کچھ لالہ و گل میں نمایاں ہو گئیں
خاک میں کیا صورتیں ہونگی کہ پنہاں  ہو گئیں

Not all, only a few return
In lilacs and roses; how many
Sages, what lovely faces,
Slumber in cold ashes?

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