Tuesday, March 14, 2006

This is by Gaalib

Yeh na thi hamari kismat, Ki visaal-e-yaar(meeting with lover) hota,
Agar aur jeete rehte to yahi intezar hota,

Tere vaade pe jiyen hum, To yeh jaan jhooth lena,
Khushi se mar na jaate agar aitebar hota

Kahun kisse, mai ke kya hai, Shab-e-gam boori bala hai,
Mujhe kya boora tha marna, agar ek baar hota

1 comment:

Ravi Kopra said...

Thanks for posting a link to my Poetry Blog.

I am considering putting together an Anthology of Indian Poetry into English free verse. I have already translated some Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu poems. I see your interest in poetry. If you can send me literal translations of some poems of well known Indian poets, I will make an attempt to put them into English free verse. I will give you the credit on publication of the book.

Please visit my Poetry Blog, if you would like to collaborate, and leave a comment there.