Mu’tamid’s Lament In Prison

Mu’tamid’s Lament In Prison In my breast, A wail of grief, Without any spark or flash, Alone survives, Passionless, ineffectual. A free …

I Desire

I Desire I want to have the extremes of your Love, See, how silly am I, wishing for unachievable. I don’t care …

Jawab-e-Shik

Jawab-e-Shik Whatever comes out of the heart is effective It has no wings but has the power of flight It has holy …

Pathos Of Love

Pathos Of Love O Pathos of Love! You are a glossy pearl Beware, you should not appear among strangers The theatre of …

Said The Coal To A Diamond

Said The Coal To A Diamond My stuff is so vile, I am less than dust while your gleam rends the mirror’s …

Sympathy

Sympathy Perched on the branch of a tree Was a nightingale sad and lonely ‘The night has drawn near’, He was thinking …

Spain

Spain Spain! You are the trustee of the Muslim blood: In my eyes you are sanctified like the Harem. Prints of prostration …

Age Of Infancy

Age Of Infancy The earth and sky were unknown worlds to me Only the expanse of mother’s bosom was a world to …

A Spider and A Fly

A Spider and A Fly One day a spider said to a fly ‘Though you pass this way daily My hut has …

A Prayer

A Prayer My invocations are sincere and true, They form my ablutions and prayers due. One glance of guide such joy and …

The Painful Wail

The Painful Wail Consumed with grief I am, I get relief in no way O circumambient waters of the Ganges drown me …

The Sun

The Sun O Sun! The world’s essence and motivator you are The organizer of the book of the world you are The …

The Tomb-Stone Of Saiyyid

The Tomb-Stone Of Saiyyid O you whose life is confined in the material world O you whose soul is imprisoned in the …

The Withered Rose

The Withered Rose O withered rose! How can I still call you a rose? How can I call you the longing of …

A Mountain and A Squirrel

A Mountain and A Squirrel A mountain was saying this to a squirrel ‘Commit suicide if you have self-respect You are insignificant, …

The Mosque Of Cordoba

The Mosque Of Cordoba The succession of day and night Is the architect of events. The succession of day and night Is …

The Morning Sun

The Morning Sun Far from the ignoble strife of Man’s tavern you are The wine-cup adorning the sky’s assemblage you are The …

The Interrogation

The Interrogation The bright sun is hidden, the night shows its face The night’s hair is spread on shoulders of the earth This …

The Intellect And The Heart

The Intellect And The Heart One day Intellect said to the heart ‘A guide to the misguided ones I am Being on …

The Himalayas

The Himalayas O Himalah! O rampart of the realm of India! Bowing down, the sky kisses your forehead Your condition does not …

The Crescent

The Crescent The sun’s boat is broken and drowned in the Nile But a piece is floating about on the water of …

The Colorful Rose

The Colorful Rose You are not troubled with solving enigmas O, beautiful Rose! nor do you have sublime feelings in your heart …

The Cloud On The Mountain

The Cloud On The Mountain Elevation bestows the sky’s nearness to my abode I am the mountain’s cloud, my skirt sprinkles roses …

The Candle

The Candle O Candle! I am also an afflicted person in the world assembly Constant complaint is my lot in the manner …

The Candle and The Moth

The Candle and The Moth O Candle! Why does the moth love you? Why is this restless soul devoted to you? Your …

The Bird’s Complaint

The Bird’s Complaint I am constantly reminded of the bygone times Those garden’s springs, those chorus of chimes Gone are the freedoms …

A Longing

A Longing O Lord! I have become weary of human assemblages! When the heart is sad no pleasure in assemblages can be …

A Cow and A Goat

A Cow and A Goat There was a verdant pasture somewhere Whose land was the very picture of beauty How can the …