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(Zarb-e-Kaleem-128) Funoon-e-Latifa

Funoon-e-Latifa
Fine Arts

Ae Ahl-e-Nazar Zauq-e-Nazar Khoob Hai Lekin
Jo Shay Ki Haqiqat Ko Na Dekhe, Woh Nazar Kya

O people with observing eyes, a taste for observation is a good things,
But what good is observation if it does not see the inwardness of things?

Maqsood-e-Hunar Souz-e-Hayat-e-Abdi Hai
Ye Aik Nafs Ya Do Nafs Misl-e-Sharar Kya

The aim of art should be to generate a vital flame that never dies.
What use is a mere momentary spark?

Jis Se Dil-e-Darya Mutalatum Nahin Hota
Ae Qatra-e-Neesan Woh Sadaf Kya, Woh Guhar Kya

What good, O rain‐drop, if you do not agitate the bosom of the sea,
And are content to be a pearl lodged in a mother‐of‐pearl’s womb?

Shayar Ki Nawa Ho Ke Mughanni Ka Nafas Ho
Jis Se Chaman Afsurdah Ho Woh Baad-e-Sehar Kya

What good a breath of morning breeze, Whether as poet’s verse or singer’s air,
If it can only make the garden wilt?

Be-Maujaza Dunya Mein Ubharti Nahin Qoumain
Jo Zarb-e-Kaleemi Nahin Rakhta Woh Hunar Kya!

O never without miracles do people rise;
What good is art that does not have the impact of the rod of Moses?

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