Amir Khusro
Couplet by Amir Khusro

Couplet by Amir Khusro

Oh Khusrau, the river of love runs in strange directions. One who jumps into it drowns, and one who drowns, gets across.1The creaking of the chain of Majnun is the orchestra of ...

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Rains Have Come by Amir Khusro

Rains Have Come by Amir Khusro

Dear Mom, send my dad across; the rainy season has come.Oh, dear daughter, how can I? Your dad's too old; the rainy season has come.Dear Mom, send my brother across; the rainy ...

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What A Glow Everywhere I See by Amir Khusro

What A Glow Everywhere I See by Amir Khusro

What a glow everywhere I see, Oh mother, what a glow; I've found the beloved, yes I found him,In my courtyard; I have found my pir Nizamuddin Aulia.I roamed around the entire ...

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Ecstatic Eyes by Amir Khusro

Ecstatic Eyes by Amir Khusro

O wondrous ecstatic eyes, o wondrous long locks,O wondrous wine worshipper, o wondrous mischievous sweetheart.As he draws the sword, I bow my head in prostration so as to be ...

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The Yellow Mustard Is Blooming by Amir Khusro

The Yellow Mustard Is Blooming by Amir Khusro

The yellow mustard is blooming in every field,Mango buds are clicking open, other flowers too; The koyal chirps from branch to branch,And the maiden tries her make-up,The ...

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I’Ve Just Had An Affair by Amir Khusro

I’Ve Just Had An Affair by Amir Khusro

Hey, I've just had an affair with my darling,Don't care what the neighbourhood girls say; Just had an affair with my darling.Oh, his beautiful face, charming like an idol,I've ...

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Dear Father by Amir Khusro

Dear Father by Amir Khusro

Why did you part me from yourself, dear father, why? You've given houses with two stories to my brothers,And to me, a foreign land? Why dear father, why? We (daughters) are just ...

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Just A Glance by Amir Khusro

Just A Glance by Amir Khusro

You've taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance.You've taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance.By making me drink the wine of love-potion,You've intoxicated ...

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Dye Me In Your Hue by Amir Khusro

Dye Me In Your Hue by Amir Khusro

Dye me in your hue, my love,You are my man, oh beloved of Almighty; Dye me in your hue.My scarf, and the beloved's turban,Both need to be dyed in the hue of spring; Whatever be ...

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Persian Poem by Amir Khusro

Persian Poem by Amir Khusro

I am a pagan and a worshiper of love: the creed (of Muslims) I do not need; Every vein of mine has become taunt like a wire,the (Brahman's) girdle I do not need. Leave from my ...

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A News Came by Amir Khusro

A News Came by Amir Khusro

Tonight there came a news that you, oh beloved, would come -Be my head sacrificed to the road along which you will come riding! All the gazelles of the desert have put their heads ...

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What Was The Place by Amir Khusro

What Was The Place by Amir Khusro

I wonder what was the place where I was last night,All around me were half-slaughtered victims of love, tossing about in agony.There was a nymph-like beloved with cypress-like ...

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Every Secthas A Faith by Amir Khusro

Every Secthas A Faith by Amir Khusro

Every sect has a faith, a direction (Qibla) to which they turn,I have turned my face towards the crooked cap (of Nizamudin Aulia) The whole world worships something or the ...

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My Youth by Amir Khusro

My Youth by Amir Khusro

My youth is budding, is full of passion; How can I spend this time without my beloved? Would someone please coax Nizamuddin Aulia,The more I appease him, the more annoyed he gets; ...

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Celebrate Spring Today by Amir Khusro

Celebrate Spring Today by Amir Khusro

Rejoice, my love, rejoice,Its spring here, rejoice.Bring out your lotions and toiletries,And decorate your long hair.Oh, you're still enjoying your sleep, wake-up.Even your ...

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Master by Amir Khusro

Master by Amir Khusro

'Whoever accepts me as a master,Ali is his master too.' {Rest of the lines are Tarana bols, which are meaningless and are chants of the sufi saints}

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Beholding Your Appearance by Amir Khusro

Beholding Your Appearance by Amir Khusro

Beholding your appearance, Oh NijaamI offer myself in sacrifice.Amongst all the girls, my scarf is the most soiled,Look, the girls are laughing at me.This spring, please dye my ...

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Too Much Difficult by Amir Khusro

Too Much Difficult by Amir Khusro

The road to the Well is too much difficult,How to get my pot filled? When I went to fill the water,In the furor, I broke my pot.Khusrau has given his whole life to you Oh, ...

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