Faiz Ahmed Faiz

(13 February 1911 - 20 November 1984 / Sialkot / British India)

Ghazal - Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

I am being accused of loving you, that is all
It is not an insult, but a praise, that is all

My heart is pleased at the words of the accusers
O my dearest dear, they say your name, that is all

For what I am ridiculed, it is not a crime
My heart's useless playtime, a failed love, that is all

I haven't lost hope, but just a fight, that is all
The night of suffering lengthens, but just a night, that is all

In the hand of time is not the rolling of my fate
In the hand of time roll just the days, that is all

A day will come for sure when I will see the truth
My beautiful beloved is behind a veil, that is all

The night is young, Faiz start saying a Ghazal
A storm of emotions is raging inside, that is all


Comments about Ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

  • Susan Williams (12/7/2015 3:47:00 PM)


    The man could write couldn't he? He writes without effort, there is no filter between his heart and his readers. We are blessed by his pen (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (7/7/2015 6:40:00 PM)


    A beautiful translation of a wonderful ghazal of Faiz. (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2012 7:24:00 AM)


    wah ray faiz wahhhh kya wordingzzzzz hai wah wah (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (1/30/2011 6:06:00 PM)


    This is a beauty of ghazal and never lack of love and perfection in their rhyms.... So good to read over and over again. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (7/14/2009 8:58:00 AM)


    Though a translated piece it has not lost its charm....sounds melodious (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2007 6:42:00 PM)


    A fine translation. A gift, indeed - this moved me greatly. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010


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