An English translation of Muzaffar Karim's urdu poem Mujhe Sarhadein Paar Karne Ka Shouq Nahi
I’m not interested in crossing the boundaries
Us to be birds
Crossing a handful of sky
Feather by feather
We’d come to our tree-house.
And in autumn
If reminded of our remembrances
House-in that lamppost of the university
Under which, somebody, still today
With some books
Is waiting for someone.