nala is shor se kyun mera duhai deta

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

nala is shor se kyun mera duhai deta

Sheikh Ibrahim Zauq

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    naala is shor se kyuuñ merā duhā.ī detā

    ai falak gar tujhe ūñchā na sunā.ī detā

    why then, in a voice so loud, would have I despaired

    O Heaven! if your hearing / was not thus impaired

    dekh chhoToñ ko hai allāh baḌā.ī detā

    āsmāñ aañkh ke til meñ hai dikhā.ī detā

    God, to modest creatures, Lo / greatness does provide

    in the pupil of an eye, the sky can be espied

    laakh detā falak āzār gavāra the magar

    ek terā na mujhe dard-e-judā.ī detā

    million aches the skies bestowed, I would gladly bear

    if just the pain of parting / from you too wasn't there

    de duā vādī-e-pur-ḳhār-e-junūñ ko har gaam

    daad ye terī hai ai ābla-pā.ī detā

    you should bless the thorn filled path / of my passion's craze

    O blistered feet! at every step / it showers you with praise

    ravish-e-ashk girā deñge nazar se ik din

    hai in āñkhoñ se yahī mujh ko dikhā.ī detā

    she will drop me like a tear, one day from her eyes

    with this sight of mine that is / what I can surmise

    muñh se bas karte kabhī ye na ḳhudā ke bande

    gar harīsoñ ko ḳhudā saarī ḳhudā.ī detā

    these beings of God's creation / will never say "enow"

    even if, to greedy ones, the world he may bestow

    panja-e-mehr ko bhī ḳhūn-e-shafaq meñ har roz

    ġhote kyā kyā hai tirā dast-e-hinā.ī detā

    henna on your palms compels / the sun, its every ray

    to submerse itself in evening's / scarlet glow each day

    kaun ghar ā.īne ke aatā agar vo ghar meñ

    ḳhāksārī se na jārūb-e-safā.ī detā

    who, in the mirror of one's heart, would one ever see?

    till it has been burnished by / graceful humility

    maiñ huuñ vo said ki phir daam meñ phañstā kar

    gar qafas se mujhe sayyād rihā.ī detā

    I am that prey, who would get snared / in the net again

    if freedom from the cage, the captor / ever let me gain

    ḳhūgar-e-nāz huuñ kis ki mujhe sāġhar-e-mai

    bosa-e-lab nahīñ be-chashm-numā.ī detā

    I am so accustomed to her airs, that till a sign

    I get from her / my lips will not / kiss a cup of wine

    dekh gar dekhnā hai 'zauq' ki vo parda-nashīñ

    dīda-e-rauzan-e-dil se hai dikhā.ī detā

    if you wish to see then look, a veil though is between

    through the window of your heart, He surely can be seen

    nala is shor se kyun mera duhai deta

    ai falak gar tujhe uncha na sunai deta

    why then, in a voice so loud, would have I despaired

    O Heaven! if your hearing / was not thus impaired

    dekh chhoTon ko hai allah baDai deta

    aasman aankh ke til mein hai dikhai deta

    God, to modest creatures, Lo / greatness does provide

    in the pupil of an eye, the sky can be espied

    lakh deta falak aazar gawara the magar

    ek tera na mujhe dard-e-judai deta

    million aches the skies bestowed, I would gladly bear

    if just the pain of parting / from you too wasn't there

    de dua wadi-e-pur-KHar-e-junun ko har gam

    dad ye teri hai ai aabla-pai deta

    you should bless the thorn filled path / of my passion's craze

    O blistered feet! at every step / it showers you with praise

    rawish-e-ashk gira denge nazar se ek din

    hai in aankhon se yahi mujh ko dikhai deta

    she will drop me like a tear, one day from her eyes

    with this sight of mine that is / what I can surmise

    munh se bas karte kabhi ye na KHuda ke bande

    gar harison ko KHuda sari KHudai deta

    these beings of God's creation / will never say "enow"

    even if, to greedy ones, the world he may bestow

    panja-e-mehr ko bhi KHun-e-shafaq mein har roz

    ghote kya kya hai tera dast-e-hinai deta

    henna on your palms compels / the sun, its every ray

    to submerse itself in evening's / scarlet glow each day

    kaun ghar aaine ke aata agar wo ghar mein

    KHaksari se na jarub-e-safai deta

    who, in the mirror of one's heart, would one ever see?

    till it has been burnished by / graceful humility

    main hun wo said ki phir dam mein phansta ja kar

    gar qafas se mujhe sayyaad rihai deta

    I am that prey, who would get snared / in the net again

    if freedom from the cage, the captor / ever let me gain

    KHugar-e-naz hun kis ka ki mujhe saghar-e-mai

    bosa-e-lab nahin be-chashm-numai deta

    I am so accustomed to her airs, that till a sign

    I get from her / my lips will not / kiss a cup of wine

    dekh gar dekhna hai 'zauq' ki wo parda-nashin

    dida-e-rauzan-e-dil se hai dikhai deta

    if you wish to see then look, a veil though is between

    through the window of your heart, He surely can be seen

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