Ek Jahan Aur Bhi Hai Jis Mein Na Farda Hai Na Dosh
In the maze of eve and morn, O man awake, do not be lost:
Another world there yet exists that has no future or the past.
Masjid-o-Maktab-o-Maikhana Hain Muddat Se Khamosh
None knows that tumult’s worth and price which hidden lies in future’s womb:
The mosque, the school and tavern too since long are silent like a tomb.
Jis Dur-e-Naab Se Khali Hai Sadaf Ki Aagosh
In tears shed at early morn is found the gem unique and best,
The gem, whose like is never held, by mother shell within its breast.
Chehra Roshan Ho To Kya Hajat-e-Gluguna Farosh!
The Culture New is nothing else save glamour false and show, indeed:
If the face be fair and bright, rouge vendors aid it does not need.
Sahib-e-Saaz Ko Lazim Hai Ke Ghafil Na Rahe
Gahe Gahe Galat Aahang Bhi Hota Hai Sarosh
Much care and caution must he take, who sets the music of a song:
For oft the Voice Unseen inspires such airs as jarring are and wrong.