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Dohe on Parinda

Birds have a commune

of their own and they relate with humans in their own ways. They represent nature, innocence, and beauty but they also represent imagination, aspiration, and strength. Poets have used the images of birds both in abstract and concrete terms and to create a plethora of meanings. Here are some verses for your perusal and appreciation.

chiḌiyā ne uḌ kar kahā merā hai ākāsh

bolā shikrā Daal se yūñhī hotā kaash

chiDiya ne uD kar kaha mera hai aakash

bola shikra Dal se yunhi hota kash

Nida Fazli
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khol diye kuchh soch kar sab pinjroñ ke dvaar

ab koī panchhī nahīñ uḌne ko tayyār

khol diye kuchh soch kar sab pinjron ke dwar

ab koi panchhi nahin uDne ko tayyar

Akhtar Nazmi