Dunya Nahin Mardan-e-Jafa Kash Ke Liye Tang
From Salman1, singer sweet, this subtle point I know:
That world is wide enough for those who courage show.
Ji Sakte Hain Be-Roshni-e-Danish-o-Farhang
A man can live without the light of science and art;
But needs hawk’s zeal for quest and tiger’s reckless heart.
Bulbul Faqat Awaz Hai, Taaus Faqat Rang!
Desist from imitation of peacock and nightingale:
The one is only hue, the other chant and wail.
*Salman [refers to] Masud Sa‘ad Salman, the famous poet of the Ghaznavid era who was probably born in Lahore.