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Two Dohas

Forget your happiness, buy everyone’s sorrow –

Human that is how, you will shape tomorrow.


In your eyes I see, the motion of oceans’ waves

And stillness of mist, hanging on watery graves.


Notes: Dohas are fairly common couplet form in Hindi and Urdu poetry.  Trying it out in English.  The form has 24 instants (or matras) in each line, with 13 instants in the first part and 11 instant in the second part.  I inserted a comma to delineate each part of the line.  Not sure how close this comes to a Hindi doha.


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