V ash mo(ve)ments

i. She asks: Why does the sky turn ashen in the evening?
I say: Because you have not watered the flowers.
Mahmoud Darwish

ii. The Azimuth

an answer
retold by
quarantined ash
wise, evangelical, behind
my ears - this
          vocation to stay
          this animal bard    ness
          hell
          azimuthal frozen split a
noun so many times it is infinite-

iv. What does old ash say
when it passes near the fire?
Pablo Neruda

iv. ye kaali havis
be-chayn in aahoN ki ye talab   be
shaaKh umanDta chehra tera   sub
log yuNhi dohraaeN ge   ye kaali
havis, ye dopehraiN   hum kyuN
umang se ghabraaeN   hum kyuN na
falak ko sharmaaeN   ye manzil
paththar ki shaaKh sahi   ye dukh
dard mandir masjid raakh sahi

v. jala hai jism jahaaN, dil bhi jal gaya hoga!
kuredte ho jo ab raakh, justujoo kya hai?
Ghalib

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