Iss Zamane Ki Hawa Rakhti Hai Har Cheez Ko Khaam
Wherefrom a man can find ripe thoughts in present age?
The weather of this park no ripeness can presage.
Chor Jata Hai Khayalat Ko Be-Rabt-o-Nizam
The seats of learning give the mind of pupils scope:
But leave the thoughts of youth unlinked by thread or rope.
Aqal Be-Rabti-e-Afkar Se Mashriq Mein Ghulam!
The love of God is dead by unbelief ’mong Franks:
Through lack of link in thoughts, East shackles wears on shanks.