Cinema Hai Ya San’at-e-Azari Hai
Cinema—or new fetish‐fashioning,
Idol‐making and mongering still?
Ye San’at Nahin, Shewa-e-Sahiri Hai
Art, men called that olden voodoo—
Art, they call this mumbo‐jumbo;
Ye Tehzeeb-e-Hazir Ki Soudagari Hai
That—antiquityʹs poor religion:
Woh Bot Khana Khaki, Ye Khakastari Hai
That—earthʹs soil: this—soil of Hades;
Dust, their temple; ashes, ours.