Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Poems
|1.||Be Near Me||3/14/2015|
|2.||Wasteland Of Solitude||8/2/2006|
|6.||It Is Spring Again||8/3/2006|
|9.||We Shall See||8/4/2006|
|12.||My Heart, My Traveler||8/4/2006|
|13.||Some Lover To Some Beloved!||8/4/2006|
|14.||Do Not Ask, My Love.....||8/3/2006|
|15.||The Incarceration Of Loneliness||8/4/2006|
|16.||We Who Were Executed||8/2/2006|
|17.||When Autumn Came||8/4/2006|
|20.||Before You Came||8/4/2006|
|21.||A Prison Evening||8/3/2006|
A Prison Evening
Each star a rung,
night comes down the spiral
staircase of the evening.
The breeze passes by so very close
as if someone just happened to speak of love.
In the courtyard,
the trees are absorbed refugees
embroidering maps of return on the sky.
On the roof,
the moon - lovingly, generously -
is turning the stars
into a dust of sheen.
From every corner, dark-green shadows,
in ripples, come towards me.
At any moment they may break over me,
like the waves of pain each time I remember
this separation from my lover.
This thought keeps ...
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, what could the world hold?
Had I won you, Fate’s head would hang, defeated.
Yet all this was not so, I merely wished it so.
The world knows sorrows other than those of love,
Pleasures beyond those of romance: