A Prison Evening – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

A Prison Evening Each star a rung, night comes down the spiral staircase of the evening. The breeze passes by so very close as if…

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When Autumn Came – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

When Autumn Came This is the way that autumn came to the trees: it stripped them down to the skin, left their ebony bodies naked….

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Loneliness – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Loneliness Loneliness like a good, old friend visits my house to pour wine in the evening. And we sit together, waiting for the moon, and…

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We Who Were Executed – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

We Who Were Executed I longed for your lips, dreamed of their roses: I was hanged from the dry branch of the scaffold. I wanted…

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My Heart, My Traveler – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

My Heart, My Traveler My heart, my fellow traveler It has been decreed again That you and I be exiled, go calling out in every…

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We Shall See – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

We Shall See We shall see Certainly we, too, shall see that day that has been promised to us When these high mountains Of tyranny…

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Last Night – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Last Night Last night, your long-lost memory came back to me as though Spring stealthily should come to a forsaken wilderness A gentle breeze its…

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The Incarceration Of Loneliness – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

The Incarceration Of Loneliness On the far horizon waved some flicker of light My heart, a city of suffering, awoke in a state of dream…

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It Is Spring Again – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

It Is Spring Again It is spring, And the ledger is opened again. From the abyss where they were frozen, those days suddenly return, those…

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Wasteland Of Solitude – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Wasteland Of Solitude In the wasteland of solitude, my love, quiver shadows of your voice, illusions of your lips. In the wasteland of solitude, from…

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Highway – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Highway A despondent highway is stretched, its eyes set on the far horizon On the cold dirt of its bosom, its grayish beauty spread As…

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Tonight – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Tonight Do not strike the chord of sorrow tonight! Days burning with pain turn to ashes. Who knows what happens tomorrow? Last night is lost;…

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Do Not Ask, My Love – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Do Not Ask, My Love Do not ask, my love, for the love we had before: You existed, I told myself, so all existence shone,…

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Some Lover To Some Beloved! – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Some Lover To Some Beloved! Down the memory lanes, on which you’ve strolled since ages past They will end if you walk farther a step…

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

A Prison Evening Each star a rung, night comes down the spiral staircase of the evening. The breeze passes by so very close as if…

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My Interview – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

My Interview The wall has grown all black, upto the circling roof. Roads are empty, travellers all gone. Once again My night begins to converse…

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Before You Came – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Before You Came Before you came things were just what they were: the road precisely a road, the horizon fixed, the limit of what could…

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Speak – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Speak Speak, your lips are free. Speak, it is your own tongue. Speak, it is your own body. Speak, your life is still yours. See…

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Ghazal – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Ghazal I am being accused of loving you, that is all It is not an insult, but a praise, that is all My heart is…

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Solitude – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Solitude Is someone there, oh weeping heart? No, no one there. Perhaps a traveler, but he will be on his way. The night is spent,…

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Be Near Me – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Be Near Me Be near me now, My tormenter, my love, be near me— At this hour when night comes down, When, having drunk from…

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Stanza – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Stanza If they snatch my ink and pen, I should not complain, For I have dipped my fingers In the blood of my heart. I…

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