Faiz Ahmed Faiz
When Autumn Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

When Autumn Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

This is the way that autumn came to the trees: it stripped them down to the skin, left their ebony bodies naked.It shook out their hearts, the yellow leaves, scattered them over ...

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Do Not Ask, My Love….. by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Do Not Ask, My Love….. by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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 ...

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The Incarceration Of Loneliness by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

The Incarceration Of Loneliness by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

On the far horizon waved some flicker of lightMy heart, a city of suffering, awoke in a state of dreamMy eyes, turning restless, still dreaming, the morning, dawning in this ...

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A Prison Evening by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

A Prison Evening by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Each star a rung, night comes down the spiralstaircase of the evening.The breeze passes by so very closeas if someone just happened to speak of love.In the courtyard, the trees ...

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Ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

I am being accused of loving you, that is allIt is not an insult, but a praise, that is allMy heart is pleased at the words of the accusersO my dearest dear, they say your name, ...

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Loneliness by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Loneliness by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Loneliness like a good, old friendvisits my house to pour wine in the evening.And we sit together, waiting for the moon, and for your face to sparkle in every shadow.

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We Who Were Executed by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

We Who Were Executed by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

I longed for your lips, dreamed of their roses: I was hanged from the dry branch of the scaffold.I wanted to touch your hands, their silver light: I was murdered in the half-light ...

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Wasteland Of Solitude by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Wasteland Of Solitude by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

In the wasteland of solitude, my love, quivershadows of your voice, illusions of your lips.In the wasteland of solitude, from the dusts of partingSprout jasmines and roses of your ...

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Solitude by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Solitude by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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 ...

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My Interview by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

My Interview by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

The wall has grown all black, upto the circling roof.Roads are empty, travellers all gone. Once againMy night begins to converse with its loneliness; My visitor I feel has come ...

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Be Near Me by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Be Near Me by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Be near me now,My tormenter, my love, be near me—At this hour when night comes down,When, having drunk from the gash of sunset, darkness comesWith the balm of musk in its hands, ...

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Highway by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Highway by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

A despondent highway is stretched, its eyes set on the far horizonOn the cold dirt of its bosom, its grayish beauty spreadAs if some saddened womanin her lonely abode, lost in ...

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It Is Spring Again by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

It Is Spring Again by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

It is spring, And the ledger is opened again.From the abyss where they were frozen, those days suddenly return, those daysthat passed away from your lips, that diedwith all our ...

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Stanza by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Stanza by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

If they snatch my ink and pen, I should not complain, For I have dipped my fingersIn the blood of my heart.I should not complainEven if they seal my tongue, For every ring of my ...

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We Shall See by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

We Shall See by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

We shall seeCertainly we, too, shall seethat day that has been promised to usWhen these high mountains Of tyranny and oppressionturn to fluff and evaporateAnd we oppressed Beneath ...

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Tonight by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Tonight by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Do not strike the chord of sorrow tonight! Days burning with pain turn to ashes.Who knows what happens tomorrow? Last night is lost; tomorrow's frontier wiped out: Who knows if ...

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Last Night…… by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Last Night…… by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Last night, your long-lost memory came back to me as thoughSpring stealthily should come to a forsaken wildernessA gentle breeze its fragrance over burning deserts blowOr, all at ...

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Some Lover To Some Beloved! by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Some Lover To Some Beloved! by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Down the memory lanes, on which you've strolled since ages pastThey will end if you walk farther a step or twoWhere exits the turn towards the wilderness of forgetfulnessbeyond ...

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My Heart, My Traveler by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

My Heart, My Traveler by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

My heart, my fellow travelerIt has been decreed againThat you and I be exiled, go calling out in every street, turn to every town.To search for a clueof a messenger from our ...

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Speak by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Speak by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Speak, your lips are free.Speak, it is your own tongue.Speak, it is your own body.Speak, your life is still yours.See how in the blacksmith's shopThe flame burns wild, the iron ...

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Before You Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Before You Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Before you came things were just what they were: the road precisely a road, the horizon fixed, the limit of what could be seen, a glass of wine was no more than a glass of ...

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