Subuk – light /delicate
Poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz has used this word beautifully in this poem “Subh-e- Azadi” (The Dawn of Freedom)
An excerpt from the poem is given below:
subuk-subuk thi tamanna dabi-dabi thi thakan
sunaa hai ho bhi chukaa hai firaaq-e-zulmat-e-noor
sunaa hai ho bhi chukaa hai wisaal-e-manzil-o-gaam
Desires, delicate and light; languor, suppressed and slight.
It’s claimed that darkness and light are already separated,
It’s claimed that the seeking and the sought have already united.
It is a difficult poem to comprehend but it sounds pleasing to the ears when you hear it in Naseeruddin Shah’s voice below:
Related words : Subuki : sobbing Subukna : to sob