One day I wrote her name upon the strand

Posted on 16th Feb 2014 07:03 pm by admin

One day I wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away:
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tide, and made my pains his prey.
Vain man, said she, that dost in vain assay
A mortal thing so to immortalize!
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eek my name be wiped out likewise.
Not so (quoth I), let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your virtues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name;
Where, whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.

-Edmund Spenser

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सोचता हूं कहूं वो इंकार न कर दें. .

Main Tujhse Juda Hokar

Main Tujhse Juda Hokar Kehta Bhi Kya.....???

Ke Tujhse Juda Hote Waqt, Mere Aankhon Mein

My One Eyed Love

I've fallen in love- I don't know why

I've fallen in love with a girl with one eye.


Jab akela hota hoon, rula jaati hain unki yaaedin.

Fir wohi beeti baatein yaad dila jaati

Be The Best Of Whatever Who You Are

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,

Be a scrub in the valley — but be

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