the only constant is change

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by abu Hasan, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    heraclitus is supposed to have said it; and iqbal echoes it in his poem 'sitarah'

    sukuN muHal hai qudrat key karkhane meiN
    sabaat eyk taghayyur ko hai zamaane meiN

    it is impossible for stillness in the workshop of nature
    the only constant is change in this world

    another gem from this poem:
    chamakney waaley musaafir ajab yeh basti hai
    jo auj eyk ka hai duusrey ki pasti hai

    o, the shining traveler! this is a strange dwelling
    the rise of one, is [the cause] of another's decline.

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