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we call happiness

A little child’s joyfulness
Summer fruit’s sweetness
Loving eyes’ tenderness
Light after darkness
These are what we call happiness.

Sharmishtha Basu

Mukhammas is a form of Urdu poetry consisting of five-line verses. In the first verse, the final word of each line rhymes. Subsequent verses each introduce a new rhyme, but they all feature a fifth line which rhymes with the first verse.