saadat tahir

Veteran Poet - 1,433 Points (21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Eids Went Bye Past...1108-2k13 - Poem by saadat tahir

In better times superb Eids, went bye past
Eid now, just that, a passing name

Eids that were delight, in visages lost,
gone beloved, are a sentence of the same

Would that beloved, dwells in bodily form
Eid by measure own, be celebrated thus
Else Eid’s tint, befalls us devoid of any charm!

What, Wherefore, Is now Eid’s warm?
Therein now broken lives plow
Plant within us staid and deathly harm.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translation from Original
saadat tahir
11th Aug,2k13

Translated from a few verses communicated by a dear friend (Asma) , in a local language called ‘saraiki’; spoken in large swaths of the southern & central Punjab region of Pakistan.
The lines in original are by one Qamar Jatoi.

چنگے وقت اچ چنگیاں عیداں نبهیاں ہنڑ عید دا ایویں ناں اے@ اساں دید دی عید کریندے هاسے دتی رونق بهن سجناں اے@ جے سجنڑ وسیب اچ وسدا هووے چن عید تاں هوندی تاں اے@ کہیاں عیداں هن ہنڑ قمر جتوئ هر عید مریندی تهاں اے@

Comments about Eids Went Bye Past...1108-2k13 by saadat tahir

  • Gold Star - 11,015 Points Soulful Heart (10/1/2013 1:48:00 AM)

    poignant..............a tinge of sadness or was it nostalgia.............. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,015 Points Yasmeen Khan (8/12/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    Nostalgic and wistful write in a dialect vastly spoken in southern and central Punjab. Neat translation has enhanced it's effect and nicely bridged the gap between two quite different languages. Especially the last line is translated beautifully in a metaphor. Kudos! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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