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These five couplets will inflame your imagination

Urdu poetry has innumerable shers where the two lines do not seem to have any apparent connection. Only after intense thought, one does realize that the two lines have a deep-rooted correlation. Here we bring to you five such shers. Read and give them a thought. We have provided hints for each sher to help you think and understand the real intent of the poet.

Hint: Longing for the beloved is never-ending.

Hint: Longing for the beloved is never-ending.

Hint: Wax is a by- product of honey.

 Wax is a by- product of honey.
MAGAS: HONEYBEE; NA-HAQ: UNJUST

Hint: One lives in fear rather than hope

Hint: One lives in fear rather than hope
MARG: DEATH; PESHTAR: BEFORE; ZARD: PALE, YELLOW

Hint: Expectations are often belied.

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Hint: Height is but only an illusion

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Do share with us your understanding of these shers.

Concept and Text: Faisal Fehmi