Jahan Hai Tere Liye, Tu Nahin Jahan Ke Liye
You are neither for the earth nor for the heaven:
The world is for you, and not you for the world.
Woh Khaar-o-Khs Ke Liye Hai, Ye Neetan Ke Liye
The sparks Reason and Heart are shed of the flame of Love:
That one to burn the straw, this one for burning the field of reeds.
Na Sair-e-Gul Ke Liye Hai Na Ashiyan Ke Liye
This garden is for painful strains:
Neither for enjoying the roses nor for making a nest.
Tera Safina Ke Hai Behar-e-Bekaran Ke Liye!
How long, while your ship remains in Ravi, Nile and Euphrates?
—When it is meant for the Ocean, which knows no bounds.
Taras Gye Hain Kisi Mard-e-Rah Daan Ke Liye
Once who were beacons to the brightest stars,
Have long been awaiting a guide to show them the way now.
Yehi Hai Rakht-e-Safar Mir-e-Karwan Ke Liye
High ambition, winsome speech, a passionate soul—
This is all the luggage for a leader of the Caravan.
Barha Diya Hai Faqat Zaib-e-Dastan Ke Liye
It was a plain and simple truth but the imagination of the Persian mind
Has confounded it with the poetic license.
Sanbhal Kar Jise Rakha Hai La-Makan Ke Liye
I am saving a song for the Place-less Realm—
A song that could shake even the trusty Gabriel.