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Punjabi Lessons

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Pathara. Rock. She is a stone wall ten feet high, her heart fenced in without a gate.

Samudara. Ocean. She is restless currents, a tempest of water and waves.

Rukha. Tree. She is a sapling uprooted, in a land and with a people not her own.

Pāṇī. Water. She is fluid, led by the gravity of life and the will of others.

Pauṇa. Wind. She is a breeze of change, lifting the vapors of stagnation and ignorance.

Būṭā. Plant. She is ivy, putting down roots where she is planted.

Miṭī. Dirt. She is grounded, secure and stable. A mountain. Pahāṛa.