Muhammad Shanazar

(25-11-1960 / Pakistan)

Promise!


Promise!
On arrival of the New Year!
You will not stitch a patch,
Or any rag on the edge of dress,
Dingy, spotted with odium
And displeasures,
Soaked with tears, wrapped in sighs,
Taken out of the basket
Of the bygone year.
Promise!
On arrival the New Year!
Promise!
On arrival the New Year!

Written By Farheen Chaudhry
Translated By Muhammad Shanazar

Submitted: Thursday, January 31, 2013

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