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POETS’ CORNER

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By S. K
Fri, 11, 19

Wit has originated from an old English term wit, which means “to know.” It is a literary device used to make the readers laugh....

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Wit in poetry

Wit has originated from an old English term wit, which means “to know.” It is a literary device used to make the readers laugh. Alexander Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” is a witty satire that gives his readers an amusing picture of the ladies of his time.

Say what strange motive, goddess! could compel

A well-bred lord to assault a gentle belle?

O say what stranger cause, yet unexplored,

Could make a gentle belle reject a lord?

In tasks so bold, can little men engage?

And in soft bosoms dwells such mighty rage?”

- Canto-I, The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

The agreement

By Maryam Arif

A piece of cake,

Thrown to the enemy,

As a peace agreement,

So the jungle watches,

The crow sings so slow,

The new era of friendship and trust,

Of the fox and crow,

Everyone loves the show,

Jungle praises the fox’s generosity,

Monkey thrums with curiosity,

Cheers here and there,

Flight of the birds really made clear,

A new beginning of love,

Always accepted by the dove,

The fox smiles on the agreement.

Versus

By Laiba Muhammad Aamir

That love made me daring

Yours coward

That was unexpected

Yours more than expected

That, nothing to lose

This, too much

A beautiful story

By Ayesha Malik

The clouds are spread pointed

Like kites filling up the sky

Each little flake illuminates

The tiny shards suggestive

Of powerful strokes shaping

Each moment of our lives

Laminating the solemn moon

With hues light, deep and blue

So fills up the canvas

Little by little into a whole

Complete, the word betrays

How perfectly it portrays

The contrast between chaos and calm

Discord racing into a balm

Of harmony amongst anarchy

Slowly shaping a beautiful story.

Besotted

By Muhammad Shahab

O love...

the dark and deep

core to perpend.

Feelings thicken, and sleep

flies as though it were a hummingbird.

Trials and feats scuffle in

the dark and deep.

You... besotted me,

I think it will end,

but end is the new beginning

of the dark and deep.

Compiled by SK