Zest For Sight
Kaha Ghareeb Ne Jallad Se Dam-e-Tazeer
How lofty was that Chinese’s self who for crime was condemned to death.
On eve of his beheading, he asked headsman, ʺStop for a span of breath!
Zara Mein Dekh To Loon Taabnaaki-e Shamsheer
He asked for stoppage many times, For it was very pleasant scene:
He wished to see for moments few the swordʹs great‐glimmer, glow and sheen.