Self-Description 3

Amir-Khusro

 

Zeehaal-e miskeen makun taghaful,
duraye naina banaye batiyan;
ki taab-e hijran nadaram ay jaan,
na leho kaahe lagaye chhatiyan.

Do not overlook my misery
Blandishing your eyes, and weaving tales;
My patience has over-brimmed, O sweetheart,
Why do you not take me to your bosom.

Shaban-e hijran daraz chun zulf
wa roz-e waslat cho umr kotah;
Sakhi piya ko jo main na dekhun
to kaise kaatun andheri ratiyan.

The nights of separation are long like tresses,
The day of our union is short like life;
When I do not get to see my beloved friend,
How am I to pass the dark nights?

Yakayak az dil do chashm-e jadoo
basad farebam baburd taskin;
Kise pari hai jo jaa sunaave
piyare pi ko hamaari batiyan.

Suddenly, as if the heart, by two enchanting eyes
Is beset by a thousand deceptions and robbed of tranquility;
But who cares enough to go and report
To my darling my state of affairs?

Cho shama sozan cho zarra hairan
hamesha giryan be ishq aan meh;
Na neend naina na ang chaina
Na aap aaven na bhejen patiyan.

The lamp is aflame; every atom excited
I roam, always, afire with love;
Neither sleep to my eyes, nor peace for my body,
neither comes himself, nor sends any messages

Bahaqq-e roz-e wisal-e dilbar
ki daad mara ghareeb Khusrau;
Sapet man ke waraaye raakhun
jo jaaye paaon piya ke khatiyan.

In honour of the day of union with the beloved
who has lured me so long, O Khusrau;
I shall keep my heart suppressed,
if ever I get a chance to get to his place

[Amir Khusro]

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AE0g44Tjqo

 

Akheer hain ye lyrics, meanings and reflections…!!

Kuch asl hai, kuch khwaab hai, kuch husn-e-biyaan hai….

She
writes a list
of all the things
she hates about herself
in one word;

everything

He
writes a list
of all the things
he loves about her
in one word;

everything

[From Internet]

 

 

Masterpiece – 7

phir barq farozaan hai sar e wadiye seena

phir rang pe hai shola e rukhsar e hakeekat

pegham e ajal dawate deedar e haqeeqat

aye deeda e beena

ab waqt hai deedar ka dam hai k nahi hai

ab qaatil e jaan charagar e qulfat e gham hai

gulzar e iram partau e sehra e adam hai

pindar e junoon

hosala e rah e adam hai k nahi hai

phir barq faroozaan hai sar e wadiye sina

aye deeda e beena

phir dil ko musaffa karo is loh pe shayad

mabaen e man o tu naya paimaan koi utray

ab rasm e sitam hikmat e khasan e zameen hai

taeed e sitam maslihat e mufti e deen hai

ab sadyion k iqrar e ita’at ko badalnay

lazim hai k inkaar ka farmaan koi utray

aur Suno keh shayad,

yeh noor e saiqal…

Hay uss saheefay ka harf e awwal

jo har kass o nakas e zameen par

Dil e gadayan e ajmaeen par

Utar raha hay falak say ab kay

suno sark e lam yazal k

humhi tumhi bandagaan e baybas

aleem bhi hain khabeer bhi hain

suno ke hum bezuban o be kas

bashir bhi hain nazir bhi hain

aur har ek ul al amar ko sada do ke

apni fard e amal sumbhalay

uthay ga jab jam e sarfaroshaan

parain gay dar o rasan k lalay

koi na hoga ke jo bacha lay

jaza saza sab yeheen pe hogi

yeheen azab o sawab ho ga

yeheen say uthay ga shor e mehshar

yeheen pe roz e hisab hoga …

 

[Faiz Ahmed Faiz]

Classics – 12 [Our Generation]

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around

(And now read this from bottom to top)

[By a teenager from North Carolina]

 

More Quota-bles…

Don’t be afraid to lose people; be afraid of losing yourself.

Pause and Remember.
Everyone is going through difficult hardships and growth.
Let’s be more conscious of this by being more patient, compassionate and understanding.

You will never regret what you did in life.
You will only regret what you didn’t do.

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction.
You can always turn around…

Don’t be impressed by money, followers, degrees and titles.
Be impressed by kindness, integrity, humility and generosity.

Ten years from now,
make sure you can say that you chose your life,
you didn’t settle for it.

 

[From Internet]

Self-Description 2

جب بہار آئئ تو صحرا کی طرف چل نکلا

صحنِ دل چھوڑ گیا ، دل میرا پاگل نکلا

 

[As commented by Afzaal Sethoo]