Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal is the national poet of Pakistan. He was born on 9th November, 1877. This blog is about the life and poetry of Allama Iqbal. This Blog has the poerty of Iqbal in Urdu, Roman Urdu and English translation.

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I Should Procure Such Straws For



I should  procure such straws for my nest from somewhere
For burning which the lightning may be restless

Alas! O despair! The sky broke it down intently
Whichever branch I selected for my nest

You are contending with the seventy two nations
One goblet of yours suits the whole world best

I should create some such longing in my heart
So the sky may turn around to annihilate me best

Collect your harvest first by picking it grain by grain
Some thunderbolt will surely come out to annihilate it

I had regard for the failure of the hunter, O friend
Otherwise, why could I come over flying for one grain ?

The heart should not sing freedom's song in this garden
Ah! This garden is not suitable for such odes!

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