Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam

Gujranwala, Punjab / Pakistan
Amrita Pritam
Gujranwala, Punjab / Pakistan
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Amrita Pritam born as Amrita Kaur was a Punjabi writer and poet, considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border, with a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, f ...
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1.
I Will Meet You Yet Again
I will meet you yet again
How and where
I know not
Perhaps I will become a
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2.
I Ask Waris Shah Today
I say to Waris Shah today, speak from your grave And add a new page to your book of love
Once one daughter of Punjab wept, and you wrote your long saga; Today thousands weep, calling to you Waris Shah:
Arise, o friend of the afflicted; arise and see the state of Punjab, Corpses strewn on fields, and the Chenaab flowing with much blood.
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3.
A Letter
Me—a book in the attic.
Maybe some covenant or hymnal.
Or a chapter from the Kama Sutra,
or a spell for intimate afflictions.
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4.
Me
Lots of contemporaries—
but 'me' is not my contemporary.

My birth without 'me'
was a blemished offering on the collection plate.
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5.
Empty Space
There were two kingdoms only:
the first of them threw out both him and me.
The second we abandoned.
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Swangi 29 January 2019
Wonderful poems
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Vijay Kumar Hatagale 15 June 2018
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DINESH MOURYA 16 March 2018
She an exellent Indian English writter but all poems are not available in google please upload all your works to google madam
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