Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Flowers of Love and Separation - Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Today, again, on the string of pain's grief
I threaded your memory's flowers 
Ones that bloomed when we were together ...
I plucked those abandoned love's desert's flowers 
Then, I placed on your doorsteps, 
as an offering to the days of your memory.
Laid them Side by side, in the vase of desire,
the separation's ashes and our love's flowers

Original: 
Aj phir dard-o-gham kay dhagay main
ham piro kar teray khayal kay phool
tark-e-ulfat kay dasht say chun kar
ashnai kay mah-o-saal kay phool
teri dahleez par saja aye
phir teri yaad par charha aye
baandh kar arzoo kay pallay main
Hijra ki raakh aur vasla kay phool 

- Faiz Ahmed Faiz