Lekin Mujhe Aamaq-e-Siasat Se Hai Parhaiz
A diver after pearls Nature made me,
Though wary of the abysses of the State.
Har Chand Ke Ye Shaubda Bazi Hai Dil Awaiz
Whomever its legerdemain may captivate,
She sets a term to every monarchy;
Baqi Nahin Dunya Mein Mulookiat-e-Parviaz !
Farhad’s hill‐hewing labour still lives on,
Parvez’ conquering might is dead and gone.