Syria And Palestine
Pur Hai Mai-e-Gulrang Se Har Sheesha Halab Ka
Heaven’s blessing on those brazen Frenchmen shine!
Aleppo’s rare glass brims with their red wine.
Haspania Pe Haq Nahin Kyun Ahl-e-Arab Ka
—If the Jew claims the soil of Palestine,
Why not the Arab Spain?
Qissa Nahin Naranj Ka Ya Shehad-o-Rutab Ka
Some new design must have inflamed our English potentates;
This is no story of oranges, honey or dates.