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(Bang-e-Dra-138) Tehzeeb-e-Hazir

Tehzeeb-e-Hazir
The Present Civilization

Tazmeen-e-Barshair-e-Faizi
(Based on a Verse of Faizi)

Hararat Hai Bala Ki Badah-e-Tehzeeb-e-Hazir Mein
Bharak Utha Bhbooka Ban Ke Muslim Ka Tan-e-Khaki

Extremely excessive is the heat of current civilization’s wine
The clay body of the Muslim has exploded into flames

Kiya Zarre Ko Jugnu De Ke Taab-e-Mustaar Iss Ne
Koi Dekhe To Shoukhi Aftab-e-Jalwa Farma Ki

It made the speck into fire‐fly by giving it borrowed light
Just look at what the trickery of the splendid sun is

Naye Andaz Paye Naujawanon Ki Tabiat Ne
Ye Ranai, Ye Baidari, Ye Azadi, Ye Bebaki

The nature of the young generation has found new ways
This beauty, this alertness, this freedom, this fearlessness

Taghiyur Aa Gya Aesa Mudabbar Mein, Takhiyul Mein
Hansi Samjhi Gyi Gulshan Mein Ghunchon Ki Jigar Chaki

Such a change has come about in planning and thought
Bursting of the garden’s flower‐buds in Love is considered trivial

Kiya Gum Taza Parwazon Ne Apna Ashiyan  Lekin
Manazir Dilkusha Dikhla Gyi Sahir Ki Chalaki

The newly flying birds have lost their nests but
A pretty sight has been shown by magician’s cunningness

Hayat-e-Taza Apne Sath Layi Lazzatain Kya Kya
Raqabat, Khud-Faramoshi, Na-Shikeebai, Hawasnaki

The new life brought with it ever changing pleasures
Rivalry, selling conscience, impatience, greed

Farogh-e-Shama Se Bazm-e-Muslim Jagmaga Uthi
Magar Kehti Hai Parwanon Se Meri Kuhna Idraaki

Muslim’s assembly is glittering with the new candle’s light
But my old time wisdom is saying this to the moths

“Tu Ae Parwana! Aen Garmi Za Shama-e-Mehfile Dari
Choman Dar Aatish-e-Khud Souz Agar Souz-e-Dile Dari”

“O moth! You have derived this warmth from the assembly’s candle
Burn in your own fire like me if you have the warmth of the heart.

2 comments:

  1. Truley a great poet!!!!

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  2. no doubt he was truly a great poet

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