fidelity to flame

The slow mourn -
    what makes fidelity to flame lack
    lustre for the fog?

ا
kis tarah dhund
ki sham’ay se rawaadaari ho
kyuNkar ho fursat ke tasaadum ka hayoola mumkin
kaun bichRay huoN se rooh ka parcham chheenay
kub talak hosh ka maatam ho maddham maddham?

night's silence translates
    into a pejorative muting of,
    burrowing of dawn
ب
dasht-e-Khumaar 
    ka ranj kyuN, haalat-e
    Khamr ka marz kyuN?

saakit huN ab
    ke raat bhar, sukoot-e
    fajr ka ramz kyuN?

lazzat-e-be-panaah
    ko yuN moqay ki jo
    talaash hai, uss be-

hijr zabt ka zabt 
    kyuN, woh la-deeni
    yat bilfarz kyuN?

ushshaaq aur kamaan
    ab haathoN se farq
    Dhaa chukay, iss

shaaKh-e-be-kamaan
    ka, hasil-e-fard
    be-rung kyuN?
a droplet's beckon -
    a desert's foreboding of,
    dissolution of resolve

پ
maiN tabaahi ki tajassus

may ghaayal ho kar

iss bayabaN se taghaaful
ho kar tajawuz ker

ke, ik CheeNTay ki faqat
rah takooN andhere

may; ye barabar hua lutf
yuN Thikanay lagay

maiKhaanay.

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