On The Bank Of The Ravi





In the evening's serenity the Ravi melodious is

Do not ask me what the condition of my heart is

This became message of prostrations rise and fall to me

The whole world became precincts of the haram to me

I am standing at the bank of the running water

However, I do not know where I am standing

The red wine has colored the skirt of the evening

The aged sky is holding wine cup in its trembling hand

The day's fast moving caravan is advancing to its end

The evening's twilight is the sun's flower so to say

In the distance those solitary structures are standing

They are the minarets of the Mughal emperors' tombs

This place is the tale of revolution's tyranny

This place is some book of the bygone age

This place is a silent orchestra so to say

Not trees ! But it is a serene assembly so to say

A fast moving boat is sailing on its surface

Whose sailor is fighting fiercely with the waves

This boat is in fast speed like the sight

Getting out of sight, it has gone far away

The ship of Man's life is sailing in the same way

It is present as well as hidden in eternity's sea

It never gets acquainted with defeat

It is concealed from sight but is not effaced !


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