The Great Man
Qeher Bhi Uss Ka Hai Allah Ke Bandon Pe Shafeeq
His contempt has no bound his Loveʹs depth none can sound:
His wrath on men of God is tempered in manner odd.
Hai Magar Uss Ki Tabiat Ka Taqaza Takhleeq
Nurtured in mimicryʹs gloom, To tread like sheep his doom;
But he is much inclined to creative bent of mind.
Shama-e-Mehfil Ki Tarah Sub Se Judda, Sub Ka Rafeeq
In midst of surging throng, He keeps aloof for long:
Like lamp, he lights the hall, But has not mate at all.
Baat Mein Sada-o-Azadah, Ma’aani Mein Daqeeq
Faqr can like sun of morn with light the mead adorn:
Its speech is frank and free, Though meanings tenuous be.
Uss Ke Ahwal Se Mehram Nahin Peeran-e-Tareeq
Its views vary with the rest, It deems them right and best;
Its innate slates unknown to mystics with renown.