Aqal Ko Taba-e-Farman-e-Nazar Kar Na Saka
Love fled, Mind stung him like a snake; he could not
Force it to vision’s will.
Apne Afkar Ki Dunya Mein Safar Kar Na Saka
He tracked the orbits of the stars, yet could not
Travel his own thoughts’ world;
Aj Tak Faisla-e-Nafa-o-Zarar Kar Na Saka
Entangled in the labyrinth of his science
Lost count of good and ill;
Zindagi Ki Shab-e-Tareek Sehar Kar Na Saka !
Took captive the sun’s rays, and yet no sunrise
On life’s thick night unfurled.