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(Armaghan-e-Hijaz-30) Khula Jab Chaman Mein Kutab Khana'ay Gul (کھلا جب چمن میں کتب خانہ گل) When flowers' bookshop opened in the garden

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Khula Jab Chaman Mein Kutab Khana’ay Gul
Na Kaam Aya Mullah Ko Ilm-E-Kitabi

When flowers’ bookshop opened in the garden
Mullah’s bookish knowledge lost all value.

Matanat Shikan Thi Hawa’ay Baharan
Ghazal Khawan Huwa Peerak-E-Indrabi

The spring breeze was exhilarating, poise‐breaking,
the old man of Indrab burst into ghazal‐singing.

Kaha Lala’ay Atisheen Pairhan Ne
K Asrar-E-Jaan Ki Hoon Mein Behijabi

The tulip, of fiery skirt, said:
it doth reveal the secrets of the soul.

Samjhta Hai Jo Mout Khawab-E-Lehad Ko
Nahan Uss Ki Tameer Mein Hai Kharabi

Who calls sleep awhile in the grave as eternal death,
sows seeds of destruction in the earth.

Nahin Zindagi Silsala Roz-O-Shab Ka
Nahin Zindagi Masti-O-Neem Khawabi

Life is not a succession of days and nights,
nor is it intoxication and dreamy sleep;

Hayat Ast Dar Atish-E-Khud Tapaydan
Khush Aan Dam Kh Ayen Nukta Ra Bazyabi

life is to burn in one’s fire:
happy is the man who grasps this truth.

Agar Za Atish-E-Dil Shararay Bagiriri
Tawan Kard Zaer-E-Falak Afabi

If thou snatch’st a spark from heart’s fire,
thou canst be a sun under the sky.

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