Would you permit me – by Nizar Kabbani [1 of 2]

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Wonders of Pakistan


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YE SARAY DEEN KE TAJIR,

PIYALAY HAEN JO KHALI HAEN

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by Nayyar Hashmey

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On June 4, 2012, I inserted a poem by Nizar Qabbani, the great Syrian poet and diplomat. The poem was titled ‘A Lesson in Drawing’. Believe me, dear readers, I was so moved by the poem that, I, at once decided to put this up here on these pages, so as to share with you the intensity of love, the passion and pain – Nizar the poet felt – while encapsulating the harsh realities of life — through words in his poetry.

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