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A Song Of Changgan - Poem by Li Po

My hair had hardly covered my forehead.
I was picking flowers, paying by my door,
When you, my lover, on a bamboo horse,
Came trotting in circles and throwing green plums.
We lived near together on a lane in Ch'ang-kan,
Both of us young and happy-hearted.

...At fourteen I became your wife,
So bashful that I dared not smile,
And I lowered my head toward a dark corner
And would not turn to your thousand calls;
But at fifteen I straightened my brows and laughed,
Learning that no dust could ever seal our love,
That even unto death I would await you by my post
And would never lose heart in the tower of silent watching.

...Then when I was sixteen, you left on a long journey
Through the Gorges of Ch'u-t'ang, of rock and whirling water.
And then came the Fifth-month, more than I could bear,
And I tried to hear the monkeys in your lofty far-off sky.
Your footprints by our door, where I had watched you go,
Were hidden, every one of them, under green moss,
Hidden under moss too deep to sweep away.
And the first autumn wind added fallen leaves.
And now, in the Eighth-month, yellowing butterflies
Hover, two by two, in our west-garden grasses
And, because of all this, my heart is breaking
And I fear for my bright cheeks, lest they fade.

...Oh, at last, when you return through the three Pa districts,
Send me a message home ahead!
And I will come and meet you and will never mind the distance,
All the way to Chang-feng Sha.
Li Po

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pesh jo aaya sar-e-sahil-e-shab batlaya
mauj-e-gham ko bhi magar mauj-e-tarab batlaya
hai batane

Hum Rone Pe Aa Jaen To Dariya Hi Baha Den

Shabnam Ki Tarha Se Humen Rona Nahi Aata...

In the market-place of Bruges stands the belfry old and brown;
Thrice consumed and thrice rebuilded

ab iḳhtiyār meñ maujeñ na ye ravānī hai
maiñ bah rahā huuñ ki merā vajūd paanī hai

Aray is khawab ko parre karlo
Mai jo dekhonga toot jayega

ارے اس خواب کو پرے

خوش نصیب ہوتے ہیں وہ لوگ
جن کی زندگی میں کوئی غم نہیں ہ

Pyar mein ik he mousam hai baharon ka"Faraz"
log kaisey mousamon ki tarhan badal jatey hain

But when their flight had taken them past the trench and the set
stakes, and many had fallen by the

Badal Jaate Hain Log Tanhaiyon Mein Akser,
Mohabbat Karke Bhi Kisi Se Jab Wafa Nahi Milti

Duniya Ke Sitam Yaad Na Apni Wafaa Yaad
Ab Mujh Ko Nahi Kuch Bhi Mohabbat Ke Siwa Yaad
Mein Shikwa

Badan Ki Garm Aanch Se Meri Aarzu Ko Aag De
Mera Josh Behak Uthey, Mera Haal Bhi Ajeeb Ho

Ab Kisi Ko Nahi Rukhsat Karna
Laut'te Hi Nahi Chor K Jane Wale...

Nigah-e-Yaar K Pardon Mey Hey Ada Kesi..!
Sitam Kesa Karam Kesa, Jafa Kesi,
Wafa Kesi..!

Ye

Kitni purkaif hain Teri ankhen

Sufiyana kalaam ho jaise

Saahil pe kharre ho, tumhe kya gham chale jana,
Main doob raha hoon, abhi dooba to nahin hoon,
Har

Sambhala Hai Hosh Jab Se Muqaddar Sakht Tar Nikla,,
Para Hai Vaasta Jis Se Wohi Teer-o-Tabar Nikla

Faqat itni Guzaarish hai, Mohabbat me mere moula,

Mujhe Nakaam hone se zara pehle Uthaa Laina...

Ab Wo Ehsas Nahi K Kuch Likh Paun Main
K Itni Bedardi Se Tori Hain Kisi Ne Umeedain Meri...

Goongi Ho Gai Aaj Kuch Zaban Kehte Kehte
Hich-Kicha Gaya Main Khud Ko Musalman Kehte Kehte

Ye Ba

Auroon Pe Ho Rahi Hain Hazaaron Nawaazishen...
Afsoos Hum Yaad K Bhi Qaabil Nahi Rahey....

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