Naghma-e-Shaam Ko Khamoshi-e-Shaam Aaeena
The flowing river mirrors the red glow of dawn,
The quiet of the evening mirrors the evening song,
Shahid-e-Mai Ke Liye Hujla-e-Jaam Aaeena
The rose‐leaf mirrors spring’s beautiful cheek;
The chamber of the cup mirrors the beauty of the wine;
Dil-e-Insan Ko Tera Husn-e-Kalaam Aaeena
Beauty mirrors Truth, the heart mirrors Beauty;
The beauty of your speech mirrors the heart of man.
Kya Teri Fitrat-e-Roshan Thi Maal-e-Hasti
Life finds perfection in your sky‐soaring thought.
Was your luminous nature the goal of existence?
Taab-e-Khursheed Mein Khursheed Ko Pinhan Dekha
When the eye wished to see you, and looked,
It saw the sun hidden in its own brilliance.
Aur Alam Ko Teri Ankh Ne Uryan Dekha
You were hidden from the eyes of the world,
But with your own eyes you saw the world exposed and bare.
Raazdaan Phir Na Kare Gi Koi Paida Aesa
Nature guards its secrets so jealously—
It will never again create one who knows so many secrets.