Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Stories From Urdu

Impatience and lack of a new writing project lead to this: On my Instagram (@hyperbolemuch) now, a new series where I write a short story on a word from Urdu (which other language has so many words that sound like rain, bells and pain?).
Send me an Urdu word you love, and I'll do a post for you.

Below, on Mashooq.

(Urdu; noun): Beloved/Lover

A lover.
The one who would map the distance from his house to mine in sighs.
On some nights I still hear them, 
but Ma says, "That's just the wind searching through the leaves for its lost belongings.
Go to sleep."


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