Jo Naaz Ho Bhi To Be-Lazzat-E-Niaz Nahin
In the coquetry and fierceness of the self there is no pride, there are no airs.
Even if there are airs, then they are not without the pleasure of submission.
Shikar-E-Murda Sazawar-E-Shahbaz Nahin
The eye of love is in search of the living heart;
hunting for carrion does not befit up to the royal hawk.
K Bang-E-Soor-E-Sarafeel Dil Nawaz Nahin
In my song there is no charming and romantic grace,
for the blast of the trumpet of Israfil is not meant to please the heart.
Ke Ye Tareeqa-E-Rindan-E-Pakbaz Nahin
I will not ask for wine from the Frank, saki,
for this is not the way of the pure‐hearted profligates.
Sabab Ye Hai K Mohabbat Zamana Saaz Nahin
The rule of love has never been widespread in the world.
The reason is this—that love is no time‐server.
Main Khud Kahoon To Meri Dastan Daraz Nahin
One continual anxiety—whether absent or present!
If I tell it myself, my story is not long.
Faghan-E-Neem Shabi Be-Nawa’ay Raaz Nahin
If you desire then read the 'Persian Psalms'* in seclusion;
The midnight lament is not bereft of secrets.
*Allama Iqbal's another poetry book 'Zaboor-e-Ajam'