If I Shall Say Anything Of The Beloved, What Then Shall I Say By Ahmad Shah Abdali

If I shall say anything of the beloved, what then shall I say Such is in my destiny, then of my fate, what shall I…

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Would That The Crows Were Not Assembled In The Nightingale’s Bower! By Ahmad Shah Abdali

Would that the crows were not assembled in the nightingale’s bower! That loving friends were ever assembled in the parterre of flowers! When the rose,…

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I Cry Unto Thee, O God! For I Am Of My Sins And Wickedness Ashamed; By Ahmad Shah Abdali

I cry unto Thee, O God! for I am of my sins and wickedness ashamed; But hopeless of Thy mercy, no one hath ever, from…

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Alas! Alas! For Sweet Life, That Passeth Thus Away! By Ahmad Shah Abdali

Alas! alas! for sweet life, that passeth thus away! That, like unto a stream, floweth past, and is gone! Wherefore, then, is the heart not…

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Alas! Alas! For The Dreadful, Rolling Rock Of Bereavement; By Ahmad Shah Abdali

Alas! alas! for the dreadful, rolling rock of bereavement; That for aye committeth such ravages loving hearts upon! It scattereth and separateth kind friends in…

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Lay Thine Hand Very Gently Upon Me, O Physician! By Ahmad Shah Abdali

Lay thine hand very gently upon me, O physician! Behold my condition, and take pity upon me, my beloved! My heart, for this reason, is…

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May God Annihilate Thee, Thou Fly Of Human Nature! By Ahmad Shah Abdali

May God annihilate thee, thou fly of human nature! For no one mouth will have been left unpolluted by thy kiss! Every wound, that may…

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O Heart-Ravisher! There Will Be None Other In The World Like Unto Thee By Ahmad Shah Abdali

O heart-ravisher! there will be none other in the world like unto thee Draw aside thy veil, or thy lover will of sorrow and grief…

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To This Degree Is The Heart Affected By The Love Of Laylā, By Ahmad Shah Abdali

To this degree is the heart affected by the love of Laylā, That Majnūn, for aye, uttereth the praises of Laylā. * He repeated no…

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O Would That There Were Not, In The World, The Pangs Of Absence! By Ahmad Shah Abdali

O would that there were not, in the world, the pangs of absence! That the heart in this ocean of separation were not o’erwhelm’d! Let…

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Why Weepest Thou Thus To-Day Again, O My Heart By Ahmad Shah Abdali

Why weepest thou thus to-day again, O my heart Thou sighest and complainest ever, O my heart! Like as the hart that loseth her fawn…

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What An Hour Of Bliss It Was, When We, In Retirement, Each Other’s Society Enjoyed! By Ahmad Shah Abdali

What an hour of bliss it was, when we, in retirement, each other’s society enjoyed! The beauty of thy face was a bed of roses,…

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