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All Dogri Sonnets


You break up mosque or temple, which you aver,
Never break a lover’s heart, no never,-
This, to the people, Bulle Shah has said.
In which beloved lives, in its stead,

The measure with which glittering robes are measured,
And balance with which ornaments are weighed,
Are unfit tools to judge the depth and grade,
Of hearts, where-in love is kept and treasured.

Where lovers burn in silence but they can’t,
Retain the silence or relate their want.
Where love and fire are the same, although water,
Is normally used to put leaping fires.

But with the tears of lovers still grow hotter,
The dying embers of the cold desires.

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