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Marbles

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    Marbles got a reaction from Hani B. in Shiachat Memes! [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    The Legend of St Xavier. Bless whoever is behind these memes 
     


     

     

     

     


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    Marbles got a reaction from Silas in Post Your Favourite Poems   
    "I said, “The evening sun the color of ancient gold,”
    and your eyes reproach me:
    Why seize on despicable gold
    to compare to this solemn evening sun?"
    _Kenji Miyazawa
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    Marbles got a reaction from Silas in Post Your Favourite Poems   
    This setting of houses and cafes, the neighbourhood
    where I gaze and where I stroll, for years and years.
    I have fashioned you in joy and in sorrow,
    through so many happenings, out of so many things.
    You've been wholly transformed into feeling, for me.
    ~ C.P. Cavafy
    translated from the Greek.
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    Marbles reacted to Irfani313 in Post Your Favourite Poems   
    سنا ہے لوگ اُسے آنكھ بھر كے دیكھتے ہیں
    تو اس کے شہر میں‌کچھ دن ٹھہر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے ربط ہے اس کو خراب حالوں سے
    سو اپنے آپ کو برباد کرکے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے درد کی گاہک ہے چشمِ ناز اس کی
    سو ہم بھی اس کی گلی سے گزر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے اس کو بھی ہے شعر و شاعری سے شغف
    تو ہم بھی معجزے اپنے ہنر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے رات اسے چاند تکتا رہتا ہے
    ستارے بام فلک سے اتر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے دن کو اسے تتلیاں ستاتی ہیں
    سنا ہے رات کو جگنو ٹھہر کے دیکھتےہیں

    سنا ہے حشر ہیں‌اس کی غزال سی آنکھیں
    سنا ہے اس کو ہرن دشت بھر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے رات سے بڑھ کر ہیں‌کاکلیں اس کی
    سنا ہے شام کو سائے گزر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے اس کی سیہ چشمگی قیامت ہے
    سو اس کو سرمہ فروش آہ بھر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہےجب سے حمائل ہے اس کی گردن میں
    مزاج اور ہی لعل و گوہر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے اس کے بدن کی تراش ایسی ہے
    کہ پھول اپنی قبائیں کتر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے اس کے لبوں سے گلاب جلتے ہیں
    سو ہم بہار پہ الزام دھر کےدیکھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے آئینہ تمثال ہے جبیں اس کی
    جو سادہ دل ہیں‌اسے بن سنور کے دیکھتے ہیں

    بس اک نگاہ سے لٹتا ہے قافلہ دل کا
    سو راہ روانِ تمنا بھی ڈر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    وہ سرو قد ہے مگر بے گل مراد نہیں
    کہ اس شجر پہ شگوفے ثمر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    بس اك نگاہ سے لوٹا ہے قافلہ دل كا
    سو رہ روان تمنا بھی ڈر كے دیكھتے ہیں

    سنا ہے اس کے شبستاں سے متصل ہے بہشت
    مکیں‌ ادھر کے بھی جلوے اِدھر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    کسے نصیب کے بے پیرہن اسے دیکھے
    کبھی کبھی درودیوار گھر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    رکے تو گردشیں اس کا طواف کرتی ہیں
    چلے تو اس کو زمانے ٹھہر کے دیکھتے ہیں

    کہانیاں ہی سہی ، سب مبالغے ہی سہی
    اگر وہ خواب ہے تعبیر کرکے دیکھتے ہیں

    اب اس کے شہر میں‌ٹھہریں کہ کوچ کر جائیں
    فراز آؤ ستارے سفر کے دیکھتے ہیں‌‌

    احمد فراز
     
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    Marbles got a reaction from starlight in Post Your Favourite Poems   
    Farewell
    by Agha Shahid Ali, a poet from Kashmir
    -------

    At a certain point I lost track of you.
    They make a desolation and call it peace.
    when you left even the stones were buried:
    the defenceless would have no weapons.

    When the ibex rubs itself against the rocks,
    who collects its fallen fleece from the slopes?
    O Weaver whose seams perfectly vanished,
    who weighs the hairs on the jeweller’s balance?
    They make a desolation and call it peace.
    Who is the guardian tonight of the Gates of Paradise?

    My memory is again in the way of your history.
    Army convoys all night like desert caravans:
    In the smoking oil of dimmed headlights, time dissolved- all
    winter- its crushed fennel.
    We can’t ask them: Are you done with the world?

    In the lake the arms of temples and mosques are locked in each other’s
    reflections.

    Have you soaked saffron to pour on them when they are found like this
    centuries later in this country
    I have stitched to your shadow?

    In this country we step out with doors in our arms
    Children run out with windows in their arms.
    You drag it behind you in lit corridors.
    if the switch is pulled you will be torn from everything.

    At a certain point I lost track of you.
    You needed me. You needed to perfect me.
    In your absence you polished me into the Enemy.
    Your history gets in the way of my memory.
    I am everything you lost. You can’t forgive me.
    I am everything you lost. Your perfect Enemy.
    Your memory gets in the way of my memory:

    I am being rowed through Paradise in a river of Hell:
    Exquisite ghost, it is night.

    The paddle is a heart; it breaks the porcelain waves.
    It is still night. The paddle is a lotus.
    I am rowed- as it withers-toward the breeze which is soft as
    if it had pity on me.

    If only somehow you could have been mine, what wouldn’t
    have happened in the world?

    I’m everything you lost. You won’t forgive me.
    My memory keeps getting in the way of your history.
    There is nothing to forgive. You can’t forgive me.
    I hid my pain even from myself; I revealed my pain only to myself.

    There is everything to forgive. You can’t forgive me.

    If only somehow you could have been mine,
    what would not have been possible in the world?
    -----
    My memory is again in the way of your history.

    It is one of those instances when one line of poetry can say more than reams of prose. Such a powerful and beautiful verse! 
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    Marbles reacted to Haji 2003 in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
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    Marbles reacted to hasanhh in Thoughts 2021   
    Several times these last few days, l cIick on a topic, wait and Shi'a Matrimaniac pops up.
    l was thinking, is this some kind of S.C plot to torment this old dotard?
    Added: Yeah, this is a complaint.
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    Marbles got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
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    Marbles got a reaction from Moalfas in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You're one of them.
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    Marbles got a reaction from realizm in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
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    Marbles got a reaction from ShiaChat Mod in Poor Jokes [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    My new glass eye fell out as I was leaning out of my bedroom window.
    Luckily, a lady walking by heard my cries and caught it.
    I was so grateful, that I offered to cook her a meal.
    'Do you often do this for ladies you've only just met?'
    'No,' I replied, 'only those who catch my eye."
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    Marbles got a reaction from Ain-Al Hayat in Thoughts 2021   
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    Marbles got a reaction from Berber-Shia in Thoughts 2021   
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    Marbles got a reaction from hasanhh in COVID-19 - Breaking News [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/jan/15/coronavirus-live-news-hospitals-in-brazilian-state-at-breaking-point-amid-oxygen-shortage-global-deaths-near-2m
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    Marbles reacted to Sirius_Bright in Shiachat Memes! [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    Ex-Muslims be like:

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    Marbles got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Whatsapp   
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    Marbles got a reaction from Haji 2003 in Whatsapp   
    Those who are worried about Whatsapp should get rid of their Facebook accounts first 
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    Marbles reacted to Haji 2003 in Havelock Road renamed Guru Nanak Road   
    in London ... what should Napier Road in Karachi be renamed as ...? 

     
    Of course no one can match the Iranians' genius in choosing this name, for the street housing the British embassy in Tehran.

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    Marbles got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Shiachat Memes! [OFFICIAL THREAD]   
    The Legend of St Xavier. Bless whoever is behind these memes 
     


     

     

     

     


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    Marbles got a reaction from Hameedeh in Need 'Ya Salaamo' tasbih   
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    My prayers and best wishes for the sick.
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    Marbles got a reaction from hasanhh in Thoughts 2021   
    "During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Vladimir Putin was greeted by a tune very familiar to him. Though judging by his facial expressions, he couldn’t quite remember where he had heard it before."
     
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    Marbles got a reaction from Zaidism in Post Your Favourite Poems   
    Farewell
    by Agha Shahid Ali, a poet from Kashmir
    -------

    At a certain point I lost track of you.
    They make a desolation and call it peace.
    when you left even the stones were buried:
    the defenceless would have no weapons.

    When the ibex rubs itself against the rocks,
    who collects its fallen fleece from the slopes?
    O Weaver whose seams perfectly vanished,
    who weighs the hairs on the jeweller’s balance?
    They make a desolation and call it peace.
    Who is the guardian tonight of the Gates of Paradise?

    My memory is again in the way of your history.
    Army convoys all night like desert caravans:
    In the smoking oil of dimmed headlights, time dissolved- all
    winter- its crushed fennel.
    We can’t ask them: Are you done with the world?

    In the lake the arms of temples and mosques are locked in each other’s
    reflections.

    Have you soaked saffron to pour on them when they are found like this
    centuries later in this country
    I have stitched to your shadow?

    In this country we step out with doors in our arms
    Children run out with windows in their arms.
    You drag it behind you in lit corridors.
    if the switch is pulled you will be torn from everything.

    At a certain point I lost track of you.
    You needed me. You needed to perfect me.
    In your absence you polished me into the Enemy.
    Your history gets in the way of my memory.
    I am everything you lost. You can’t forgive me.
    I am everything you lost. Your perfect Enemy.
    Your memory gets in the way of my memory:

    I am being rowed through Paradise in a river of Hell:
    Exquisite ghost, it is night.

    The paddle is a heart; it breaks the porcelain waves.
    It is still night. The paddle is a lotus.
    I am rowed- as it withers-toward the breeze which is soft as
    if it had pity on me.

    If only somehow you could have been mine, what wouldn’t
    have happened in the world?

    I’m everything you lost. You won’t forgive me.
    My memory keeps getting in the way of your history.
    There is nothing to forgive. You can’t forgive me.
    I hid my pain even from myself; I revealed my pain only to myself.

    There is everything to forgive. You can’t forgive me.

    If only somehow you could have been mine,
    what would not have been possible in the world?
    -----
    My memory is again in the way of your history.

    It is one of those instances when one line of poetry can say more than reams of prose. Such a powerful and beautiful verse! 
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    Marbles got a reaction from Caroling in Post Your Favourite Poems   
    Farewell
    by Agha Shahid Ali, a poet from Kashmir
    -------

    At a certain point I lost track of you.
    They make a desolation and call it peace.
    when you left even the stones were buried:
    the defenceless would have no weapons.

    When the ibex rubs itself against the rocks,
    who collects its fallen fleece from the slopes?
    O Weaver whose seams perfectly vanished,
    who weighs the hairs on the jeweller’s balance?
    They make a desolation and call it peace.
    Who is the guardian tonight of the Gates of Paradise?

    My memory is again in the way of your history.
    Army convoys all night like desert caravans:
    In the smoking oil of dimmed headlights, time dissolved- all
    winter- its crushed fennel.
    We can’t ask them: Are you done with the world?

    In the lake the arms of temples and mosques are locked in each other’s
    reflections.

    Have you soaked saffron to pour on them when they are found like this
    centuries later in this country
    I have stitched to your shadow?

    In this country we step out with doors in our arms
    Children run out with windows in their arms.
    You drag it behind you in lit corridors.
    if the switch is pulled you will be torn from everything.

    At a certain point I lost track of you.
    You needed me. You needed to perfect me.
    In your absence you polished me into the Enemy.
    Your history gets in the way of my memory.
    I am everything you lost. You can’t forgive me.
    I am everything you lost. Your perfect Enemy.
    Your memory gets in the way of my memory:

    I am being rowed through Paradise in a river of Hell:
    Exquisite ghost, it is night.

    The paddle is a heart; it breaks the porcelain waves.
    It is still night. The paddle is a lotus.
    I am rowed- as it withers-toward the breeze which is soft as
    if it had pity on me.

    If only somehow you could have been mine, what wouldn’t
    have happened in the world?

    I’m everything you lost. You won’t forgive me.
    My memory keeps getting in the way of your history.
    There is nothing to forgive. You can’t forgive me.
    I hid my pain even from myself; I revealed my pain only to myself.

    There is everything to forgive. You can’t forgive me.

    If only somehow you could have been mine,
    what would not have been possible in the world?
    -----
    My memory is again in the way of your history.

    It is one of those instances when one line of poetry can say more than reams of prose. Such a powerful and beautiful verse! 
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    Marbles reacted to sharib in شارب پھنسا ہے زیست کے لیل و نہار میں   
    Revised and updated kalam ba huzoor e Imam e Asr(عليه السلام)
    Syed Iqbal Rizvi Sharib


    مولا کی ہوگی دید رہے اس خمار میں
    کتنی خزائیں دیکھ لیں اس اعتبار میں

    انسان بد سے ہو گیا بد تر خدا گواہ
    جب ڈھیل پاگیا کبھی اپنی مہار میں

    کب تک رہوگے دور ہماری نظر سے تم
    کیا کچھ کشش نہیں ہے ہماری پکار میں

    دید ار جانے کس گھڑی ہوگا خبر نہیں
    صدیاں گزر گئی ہیں اسی انتظار میں

    بس آپکی نظر پہ ہے موقوف زندگی
    خاکی ہوں کچھ نہیں ہے مرے اختیار میں

    دورِ جہاد میں بھی کسی کام آسکوں
    بھٹکیں نہ یہ قدم کبھی راہِ فرار میں

    دامن پہ کوئی داغ نہ ہی روح پر شکن
    جنکا ہدف یہ ہو وہی ہونگے شمار میں

    ہو جاۓ اسکی روح کو بالیدگی عطا
    شارب پھنسا ہے زیست کے لیل و نہار میں  
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    Marbles got a reaction from hasanhh in Thoughts 2021   
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