Bang-e-Dara (Part 2) Archive

Firaq – Separation

Talash-e-Gosha-e-Uzlat Mein Phir Raha Hun Main Yahan Pahar Ke Daman Mein Aa Chupa Hun Main I am wandering in search of some lonely retreat. I have hid myself here by the great mountains’ feet. Shikasta …

Tanhai – Solitude

Tanhai-e-Shab Mein Hai Hazeen Kya Anjum Nahin Tere Hum-Nasheen Kya? Solitude, night—what pang is here? Are not stars your comrades? Clear Ye Riffat-e-Asman-e-Khamosh Khawabidah Zameen, Jahan-e-Khamosh Majesty of those silent skies, Drowsed earth, deep silence …

Insan – Man

Qudrat Ka Ajeeb Ye Sitam Hai! Nature has played a strange and wanton joke Insan Ko Raaz Jo Banaya Raaz Uss Ki Nigah Se Chupaya Making man a seeker of secrets, But hiding the secrets …

Ishrat-e-Amroz – The Short-Lived Joy

Na Mujh Se Keh Ke Ajal Hai Payam-e-Aysh-o-Suroor Na Khainch Naqsha-e-Kafiat-e-Sharab-e-Tahoor You should not tell me, “Death is a message of luxury and pleasure” You should not draw the picture of Sharab‐i‐Tuhur’s ecstasy– Firaaq-e-Hoor Mein …