Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 9, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Bright are Thy Tresses

by Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877 – 1938).

 

Bright are Thy tresses (from Baal-i-Jibreel)

 

Bright are Thy tresses, brighten them even more,

And ravish my eyes, ravish my mind, ravish my heart and soul.

 

That love should be concealed, and beauty should be veiled!

Reveal Thyself to me, O Lord, or reveal me to myself.

 

Thou art the eternal ocean; I am a rivulet.,                                             5

Make me a part of Thee, O Lord, or make me fathomless.

 

If I possess a pearl within, give it a starry lustre,

But if I am a piece of brick, give it a diamond’s sheen.

 

If of spring I cannot sing as a bird of paradise,

Make this half-enrapturcd soul a skylark of Thy spring.                      10

 

Notes:

http://www.allamaiqbal.com/

http://www.iloveindia.com/literature/urdu/poets/iqbal.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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