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(Bal-e-Jibril-183) Chionti Aur Auqab

Chionti Aur Auqab
The Ant And The Eagle

Chionti
The Ant

Main Paimaal-o-Khawar-o-Preshan-o-Dardmand
Tera Maqam Kyun Hai Sitaron Se Bhi Buland?

I am so miserable and forlorn—
Why is your station loftier than the skies?

Auqab
The Eagle

Tu Rizq Apna Dhoondti Hai Khak-e-Rah Mein
Main Na Sipihr Ko Nahin Lata Nigah Mein!

You forage about in dusty paths;
The nine heavens are as nothing to me!

4 comments:

  1. Auqab is Falcon not Eagle.

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  2. Hawk that is. Eagle is Shaheen. There is another entire poem on it.

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  3. Technically and scientifically, Falcon is shaheen. Auqab is hawk. and Eagle is cheeel. In Iqbal's poetry, all the three words (in poetic sense) are used for referring same bird i.e. Shaheen (in sense)

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