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Arshi FF : Without You

Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 21

darkness there was: at first concealed in darkness this all was indiscriminate chaos. all that existed then was void and formless: by the great power of warmth was born that unit. thereafter rose desire in the beginning, desire, the primal seed and germ of spirit. ~~~rig veda, hymn cxxix, creation ~~~ anjali sat in front the resplendent idol of devi maiyya in shantivan, looking at a basketful of beautiful white lotus buds, a pensive lost look about her. she was…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 20

INDEX everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. you will never be lovelier than you are now. we will never be here again. ~~~ homer, the illiad ~~~   the suv shuddered violently as it hit a pothole. asr continued to stare ahead, his foot pressed hard on the accelerator. they raced down the narrow path as evening descended. it was a kutcha road, not paved with asphalt. that year’s monsoon had been hard on the surface and left…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 19

INDEX thng nh c tri theo ngy thng mt, though longing flows down the river of time qu kh anh; anh khng nhc cng em. my past, i did not share with you. linh h”n ta cn u n hn ‘m, my soul’s dark recesses darker than night ta cha thu, na l ai thu r’. inscrutable to me, inscrutable to all. ~~~ by the vietnamese poet xuan dieu, translated by thomas d le ~~~ “she was called nancy?” anjali…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 18

INDEX you who demolish me, you whom I love, be near me. remain near me when evening, drunk on the blood of the skies, becomes night, in its one hand a perfumed balm, in the other a sword sheathed in the diamond of stars. ~~~ faiz ahmed faiz ~~~ he lay there staring up at the stars. the night sky beckoned, inky and clear. winter was on its way in, a slight chill blew in the air, she shivered a…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 17

INDEX the banner is made by libranangel of India Forums pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast, to feel for ever its soft fall and swell, awake forever in a sweet unrest, still, still to hear her tender taken breath, ~~~ john keats, bright star ~~~ akash walked in with an apologetic air, “sorry, sorry! i’m late… doctor verma!! good to see you… i’m glad you started dinner, we had to solve the runway problem tonight…” khushi’s eyes widened, she…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 16

INDEX raat tumhare jism se phisalti padti thi jism tumhara ek jalte siyyare sa doodh aur dhoop se goondhi mitti ek falak bhar khushboo thi awaaz tumhari the silken night kept sliding off your body your body, like a smouldering celestial object moulded from clay kneaded in milk and sunshine your voice, like a skyful of fragrance! ~~~ gulzar ~~~ there was laughter in the corridors. he could feel it coming from behind the pillars… which one was it? yeah…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 15

INDEX pyaar mein hai jeevan ki khushi deti hai khushi kai gham bhi mai maan bhi loon main maan bhi loon kabhi haar tu maaney na… the joy of life is there in love some sorrows too bring joy i may still accept i may still accept defeat at times you won’t accept that… ~~~ kaifi azmi, yeh nayan darey darey ~~~ voluptuous folds of mahogany velvet swished and swirled, the beaded embroidery in silver caught light, a sudden sharp…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 14

INDEX in my darkest night, when the moon was covered and i roamed through wreckage, a nimbus-clouded voice directed me: “live in the layers, not on the litter.” though i lack the art to decipher it, no doubt the next chapter in my book of transformations is already written. i am not done with my changes. ~~~ stanley kunitz, the layers ~~~ the ball lay at the end of the long covered balcony, red with lines of yellow, he was…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 13

INDEX i love thee to the level of every day’s most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. i love thee freely, as men strive for right. i love thee purely, as they turn from praise. i love thee with the passion put to use in my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. i love thee with a love i seemed to lose with my lost saints. i love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life… ~~~…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 12

  INDEX let us be like two falling stars in the day sky. let no one know of our sublime beauty as we hold hands with god and burn into a sacred existence that defies – that surpasses every description of ecstasy and love. ~~~ hafiz~~~ the rain had a nagging quality about it. and it had been going on for almost two days. wetness clung to surfaces; everything was soggy, damp; shoes brought home squelching mud and hp was…

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