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Ummeed-e-Seher — June 22, 2018


Jigar dareeda hoon, chaak-e-jigar ki baat suno

Alam raseeda hoon, daman-e-tar ki baat suno

Zubaan bureeda hoon, zakhm-e-guloo sey harf karo

Shikasta paa hoon, malaal-e-safar ki baat suno

Musafir-e-rah-e-sehra-e-zulmat-e-shab se

Ab iltafat-e-nigar-e-sahar ki baat suno

seher ki baat, ummeed-e-seher ki baat suno

Faiz Ahmed Faiz



My translation

My heart is torn, listen to the wounded heart.

I am grief-stricken, listen to what the soaked kerchief says.

My tongue has been severed, have a word with the wound of the throat.

My feet are defeated, listen to the regrets about the journey.

From a traveller who passes at night through the desert of oppression,

hear now of the kind and bright morning to come!

Tidings of morning, morning of hope.


Hum parwarish-e-lauh-o-qalam karte rahenge — December 28, 2015

Hum parwarish-e-lauh-o-qalam karte rahenge

By Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Hum parwarish-e-lauh-o-qalam karte rahenge
Jo dil pe guzarti hai raqam karte rahenge

Asbaab-e-gham-e-ishq baham karte rahenge
Viraani-e-dauraan pe karam karte rahenge

Haan talkhi-e-ayyaam abhi aur barhe gi
Haan ahl-e-sitam mashq-e-sitam karte rahenge

Manzur yeh talkhi yeh sitam hum ko gawaara
Dam hai to madaawa-e-alam karte rahenge

Maikhana salaamat hai to hum surkhi-e-mai se
Tazzain-e-dar-o-baam-e-haram karte rahenge

Baqi hai lahu dil mein to har ashk se paida
Rang-e-lab-o-rukhsar-e-sanam karte rahenge

Ek tarz-e-taghaaful hai so woh unko mubaarak
Ek arz-e-tamanna hai so hum karte rahenge




To nurture pen and ink we would continue,
To commit to script what the heart goes through, we would continue

We shall continue to bear reasons of the pain of love
To be moral in the desolate times we would continue

Sure, the bitterness of the times would still surge
And yes the practice of tyranny by oppressors would continue

We accept this bitterness, this tyranny will be borne
Until death, to remedy and care we would continue

If the tavern is still inhabited, with the redness of wine
decorating the door and roof of the sanctuary, we would continue

If there is still blood left in heart, then with each tear drop
colouring lips and face of the beloved, we would continue

They are welcome to this trend of paying no heed
To express what the heart desires, though, we would continue