Category Archives: Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Poem – Solitude

Is someone there, oh weeping heart? No, no one there.  Perhaps a traveler, but he will be on his way. The night is spent, the dust of stars begins to scatter. In the assembly halls dream-filled lamps begin to waver. … Continue reading

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Poem – My Interview

The wall has grown all black, upto the circling roof. Roads are empty, travellers all gone. Once again My night begins to converse with its loneliness;  My visitor I feel has come once again. Henna stains one palm, blood wets … Continue reading

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Poem – My Hearts, My Traveler

My heart, my fellow traveler It has been decreed again That you and I be exiled,  go calling out in every street,  turn to every town. To search for a clue of a messenger from our Beloved. To ask every … Continue reading

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Poem – It is Spring Again

It is spring, And the ledger is opened again. From the abyss where they were frozen,  those days suddenly return, those days that passed away from your lips, that died with all our kisses, unaccounted. The roses return: they are … Continue reading

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Poem – Highway

A despondent highway is stretched,  its eyes set on the far horizon On the cold dirt of its bosom,  its grayish beauty spread As if some saddened woman in her lonely abode, lost in thought. In contemplation of union with … Continue reading

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Poem – Ghazal 

I am being accused of loving you, that is all It  is not an insult, but a praise, that is all My heart is pleased at the words of the accusers O my dearest dear, they say your name, that … Continue reading

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Poem – Do Not Ask My Love 

Do not ask, my love, for the love we had before:  You existed, I told myself, so all existence shone,  Grief for me was you; the world’s grief was far. Spring was ever renewed in your face:  Beyond your eyes, … Continue reading

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