Phir Charagh-E-Lala Se Roshan Huway Koh-O-Daman
Mujh Ko Phir Naghmon Pe Uksane Laga Murg-E-Chaman
Hill and vale once more under the poppy’s lamps are bright,
In my heart the nightingale has set new songs alight.
Phool Hain Sehra Mein Ya Pariyan Qitar Andar Qitar
Ude Ude, Neele Neele, Peele Peele Payrhan
Violet, violet, azure, azure, golden, golden, mantles,
Flowers, or fairies of the desert, rank on rank in sight?
Barg-E-Gul Par Rakh Gyi Shabnam Ka Moti Bad-E-Subah
Aur Chamkati Hai Iss Moti Ko Sooraj Ki Kiran
On the rosy‐spray dawn’s soft breeze has left a pearl of dew,
Now the sunbeam turns this gem a yet more glittering white.
Husn-E-Beparwa Ko Apni Be-Naqabi Ke Liye
Hun Agar Shehron Se Bann Payare To Shehar Ache K Bann
Town or woodland, which is sweeter, if for her unveiling
Careless beauty love towns less than where green woods invite?
Apne Mann Mein Doob Kar Pa Ja Suragh-E-Zindagi
Tu Agar Mera Nahin Banta Na Bann, Apna To Bann
Delve into your soul and there seek our life’s buried tracks;
Will you not be mine? then be not mine, be your own right!
Mann Ki Duniya! Mann Ki Dunya Souz-O-Masti, Jazab-O-Shauq
Tann Ki Dunya! Tann Ki Dunya Sood-O-Soda, Maker-O-Fann
World of soul-the world of fire and ecstasy and longing:
World of sense-the world of gain that fraud and cunning blight;
Mann Ki Doulat Hath Ati Hai To Phir Jati Nahin
Tann Ki Doulat Chaon Hai, Ata Hai Dhan Jata Hai Dhan
Treasure of the soul once won is never lost again,
Treasure gold, a shadow-wealth soon comes and soon takes flight.
Mann Ki Duniya Mein Na Paya Mein Ne Afrangi Ka Raaj
Man Ki Duniya Mein Na Dekhe, Mein Ne Sheikh-O-Barhaman
In the spirit’s world I have not seen a white man’s Raj,
In that world I have not seen Hindu and Muslim fight.
Pani Pani Kar Gyi Mujh Ko Qalandar Ki Ye Baat
Tu Jhuka Jab Ghair Ke Agay, Na Mann Tera Na Tann
Shame and shame that hermit’s saying pouted on me-you forfeit
Body and soul alike if once you cringe to another’s might!