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You, dear mother,
are all women, all wonders

and of your form flow
rivers of grace

your gaze sets forests
ablaze with love

you carry the leap of the storm
and the poise of the seasons

you have the freshness of dewdrops
at sunrise,
and the eternal light in your eyes
is the glow of this nation's
future dawn.


Pub in Burnt Offerings, 1996

Lawrence Gardens, Lahore *
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