Thursday, September 22, 2011


Stay with me, until the dawn has trembled on a leaf,
And the proud old pines have grown bronzed.
Until the sky is streaked with the sunset’s blood
And the snow has thawed into the drained marshes.

© Nazia Mallick

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rumi's Poem - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Qawwali

گهی خندم گهی گريم گهی افتم گهی خيزم

مسيحا در دلم پيدا و من بيمار می گردم

English Translation:

"No I am not roaming aimlessly around the streets and bazaar,
I am a lover searching for his beloved;
God have mercy on me, I am walking around troubled,
I have done wrong and sinned and am walking around wounded,
I have drunk the wine of desire and am strolling around for the beloved...
Though I may seem drunk I am in my senses."

Qawwali&Translation,Courtesy: Dr. Kalim Irfani


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