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    ġham rahā jab tak ki dam meñ dam rahā

    dil ke jaane nihāyat ġham rahā

    As long as ardour lasted, my sorrow I sustained

    listless when my heart became, deeply was I pained

    husn thā terā bahut ālam-fareb

    ḳhat ke aane par bhī ik aalam rahā

    your beauty was deceptive and O! to such extent

    even after you matured this wonder never went

    dil na pahuñchā gosha-e-dāmāñ talak

    qatra-e-ḳhūñ thā mizha par jam rahā

    the corner of my vestment my heart never attained

    a drop of blood congealed upon my lashes remained

    sunte haiñ lailā ke ḳheme ko siyāh

    us meñ majnūñ magar mātam rahā

    I have heard it said that Lailaa's camp was black and glum

    maybe they were mourning there for Manjuu.n's martyrdom

    jāma-e-ehrām-e-zāhid par na

    thā haram meñ lek nā-mahram rahā

    by the sacred garments of the priest be not impressed

    he was in the mosque and yet, the truth never possessed

    zulfeñ kholīñ to Tuk aayā nazar

    umr bhar yaañ kām-e-dil barham rahā

    it was when you strewed your tresses that I came to know

    lifelong here my heart's hopes shall stay scattered anyhow

    us ke lab se talḳh ham sunte rahe

    apne haq meñ āb-e-haivāñ sam rahā

    from her lips, bitterness, was all I did receive;

    for me even nectar thus was poisonous, I grieve

    mere rone haqīqat jis meñ thī

    ek muddat tak vo kāġhaz nam rahā

    where the true saga of my weeping was contained

    sodden, moist for ages then, that paper remained

    sub.h-e-pīrī shaam hone aa.ī 'mīr'

    na chetā yaañ bahut din kam rahā

    the dawn of dotage miir anon will into dusk descend

    yet you remained unaware that life is short my friend

    gham raha jab tak ki dam mein dam raha

    dil ke jaane ka nihayat gham raha

    As long as ardour lasted, my sorrow I sustained

    listless when my heart became, deeply was I pained

    husn tha tera bahut aalam-fareb

    KHat ke aane par bhi ek aalam raha

    your beauty was deceptive and O! to such extent

    even after you matured this wonder never went

    dil na pahuncha gosha-e-daman talak

    qatra-e-KHun tha mizha par jam raha

    the corner of my vestment my heart never attained

    a drop of blood congealed upon my lashes remained

    sunte hain laila ke KHeme ko siyah

    us mein majnun ka magar matam raha

    I have heard it said that Lailaa's camp was black and glum

    maybe they were mourning there for Manjuu.n's martyrdom

    jama-e-ehram-e-zahid par na ja

    tha haram mein lek na-mahram raha

    by the sacred garments of the priest be not impressed

    he was in the mosque and yet, the truth never possessed

    zulfen kholin to tu Tuk aaya nazar

    umr bhar yan kaam-e-dil barham raha

    it was when you strewed your tresses that I came to know

    lifelong here my heart's hopes shall stay scattered anyhow

    us ke lab se talKH hum sunte rahe

    apne haq mein aab-e-haiwan sam raha

    from her lips, bitterness, was all I did receive;

    for me even nectar thus was poisonous, I grieve

    mere rone ki haqiqat jis mein thi

    ek muddat tak wo kaghaz nam raha

    where the true saga of my weeping was contained

    sodden, moist for ages then, that paper remained

    subh-e-piri sham hone aai 'mir'

    tu na cheta yan bahut din kam raha

    the dawn of dotage miir anon will into dusk descend

    yet you remained unaware that life is short my friend

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