Pathos Of Love
Na-Mehramon Mein Dekh Na Ho Ashkara Tu!
O Pathos of Love! You are a glossy pearl
Beware, you should not appear among strangers
Zahir Parast Mehfil-e-Nau Ki Nigah Hai
The theatre of your display is concealed under the veil
The modern audience’ eye accepts only the visible display
Ae Dard-e-Ishq! Ab Nahin Lazzat Namood Mein
New breeze has arrived in the Existence’ garden
O Pathos of Love! Now there is no pleasure in display
Minnat Pazeer Nala-e-Bulbul Ka Tu Na Ho!
Beware! You should not be striving for ostentation!
You should not be obligated to the nightingale’s lament!
Pani Ki Boond Girya-e-Shabnam Ka Naam Ho
The tulip’s wine‐cup should be devoid of wine
The dew’s tear should be a mere drop of water
Ashak-e-Jigar Gudaz Na Ghammaz Ho Tera
Your secret should be hidden in the bosom somewhere
Your heart‐melting tear should not be your betrayer
Awaz-e-Ne Mein Shikwa-e-Fursat Nihan Na Ho
The flowery‐styled poet’s tongue should not be talking
Separation’s complaint should not be concealed in flute’s music
Jis Dil Mein Tu Makeen Hai, Wahin Chup Ke Bath Reh
This age is a critic, go and somewhere conceal yourself
In the heart in which you are residing conceal yourself
Joya Nahin Teri Nigah-e-Na Raseeda Dekh
The learning’s surprise is neglecting you, beware!
Your immature eye is not the seeker of Truth, beware
Hairat Mein Chor Deedah-e-Hikmat Pasand Ko
Let the elegant thought remain in search of Truth
Let your wisdom‐loving eye remain in astonishment
Qabil Teri Namood Ke Ye Anjuman Nahin
This is not the garden whose spring you may be
This is not the audience worthy of your appearance
Maqsad Teri Nigah Ka Khalwat Saraye Raaz
This audience is the lover of the material sights
The purpose of your sight is the closet of secrecy
Kuch Aur Aaj Kal Ke Kaleemon Ka Toor Hai
Every heart is intoxicated with the wine of thinking
Something different is the Tur of the Kalims of this age