all night

 

aapki yaad aati rahi raat bhar

chaandi dil dukhaati rahi raat bhar

 

gaah jalti hui, gaah bujhti hui

sham-e-gham jhilmilaati rahi raat bhar

 

ek khushbu badalti rahi pairahan

ek tasveer gaati rahi raat bhar

 

phir saba saaya-e-shaakh-e-gul ke tale

koi qissa sunaate rahi raat bhar

 

ek ummeed se dil behelta raha

ek tamanna sataati rahi raat bhar

 

– faiz ahmad faiz

 

your memories haunted me, all night

my heart ached in the moonlight, all night

 

at times aflame, at times quiet

a lamp of sorrow flickered, all night

 

as a scent changed its robes

a picture sang to me, all night

 

the morning breeze, waiting in a tree’s shadow

told an ancient fable, all night 

 

a hope consoled the heart

a desire perturbed it, all night

 

faiz

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~ by tdcatss on May 12, 2013.

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