Tera Ilaj Nazar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
The mind can give you naught, but what with doubt is fraught:
One look of Saintly Guide can needful cure provide.
Hayat Zauq-e-Safar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
The goal that you presume is far and out of view:
What else can be this life but zeal for endless strife?
Guhar Mein Aab-e-Guhar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
Much worth the pearl begets, for guard on self it sets:
What else in pearl is found except its sheen profound?
Hayat Souz-e-Jigar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
Though blood in veins may race, To Life it lends no grace:
Only the glow of heart to Life can zeal impart.
Ke Main Naseem-e-Sehar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
Wherefore, O Tulip Bride, From me your charms you hide?
I am the breath of morn, Your face I would adorn.
Woh Shay Mata-e-Hunar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
What Frankish dealers take for counterfeit and fake,
Is true and real art—Not valued in their Mart.
Atta-e-Shola Sharar Ke Siwa Kuch Aur Nahin
Though indigent I be, I am of hand yet free:
What can the Flame bestow except its spark and glow?