Shapparak Hehti Hai Tujh Ko Kaur Chashm-o-Be-Hunar
The crow cavils that your wings are ill‐looking,
The bat calls you blind and skill‐less.
Hain Fazaye Neelgun Ke Paich-o-Kham Se Be-Khabar
But O falcon! These pariahs among the birds of the desert
Are unaware of the nooks and corners of the blue heaven.
Rooh Hai Jis Ki Dam-e-Parwaz Sar Ta Pa Nazar!
What they know of the experiences of a bird
Whose soul, while in flight, is all sight!