On Seeing A Cat In The Lap Of Someone
Ramz Aghaz-e-Mohabbat Ki Bata Di Kis Ne
Who has taught you this glancing with shyness?
Who has taught you the riddle of Love’s initiation?
Neeli Ankhon Se Tapakti Hai Zakawat Kaisi
Love comes out of each grace of yours
Wit is dripping from the blue eyes of yours
Kabhi Uthti Hai, Kabhi Lait Ke So Jati Hai
You see him sometimes, you shy away sometimes
Rise up sometimes, lie down and sleep sometimes
Noor-e-Agahi Se Roshan Teri Pehchan Hai Kya
Is your eye bewildered like the mirror?
Are you recognized by the glow of knowledge?
Chair Hai, Gussa Hai Ya Pyar Ka Andaz Hai Ye?
You strike him with wrists, this is a strange playfulness!
Is it aversion or anger? Or a way of Love it is?
Gir Gya Phool Jp Seene Ka To Marain Ge Tujhe
You will be removed from the lap if you will be naughty
You will be beaten if the flower on the chest will fall
Ah! Kya Tu Bhi Issi Cheez Ki Sodayi Hai
What are you longing for? What are you seeking?
Ah! Are you also in Love with the same thing?
Soorat-e-Dil Hai Ye Har Cheez Ke Batin Mein Makeen
The feeling for Beauty is not special to Man
Like the heart it is present in everything
Rooh-e-Khursheed Hai, Khoon-e-Rag-e-Mehtab Hai Ishq
In the flask of time Love is like the pure wine
Love is the sun’s spirit, and the blood in moon’s veins
Noor Ye Wo Hai Ke Har Shay Mein Jhalak Hai Uss Ki
Its pain is concealed in every speck’s core
This is the light which is reflected in everything
Kahin Gohar Hai, Kahin Ashk, Kahin Shabnam Hai
It causes happiness somewhere, and sorrow somewhere
It is pearl somewhere, tear somewhere, dew somewhere.