I was listening to some ghazals rendered by the late great Habib Wali Mohammad the other day and stumbled across my word for today" saabit''. It means ''whole'', or ''intact'' or ''to prove''. The couplet placed below, part of an old classic penned by Moen Ahsan Jazbi, goes like this:"jab kashtii saabit-o-saalib thii, saahil kii tamanna kisko thii
ab aisii shikasta kashtii me.n saahil kii tamanna kaun kare"
A boat is used as a metaphor of life in this ghazal. The poet says, when my boat was intact, I did not care for safe harbours. So, today, now that my boat is broken and ready to sink, why should I care for safe harbour anyway?