Khwaja Ghulam Farid

(1845-1901 / Chachran Sharif, Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab / Pakistan)

Kafi 18 - Poem by Khwaja Ghulam Farid

I wasted my day (the entire lifetime) in shining my teeth with Musag (a tree root) .
I spoiled all my day in makeup and in beautifying myself.

I made linings about my eyes with eyeliner; I colored my lips red with lipglass.
I decorated myself for my love.
I spent all my life in scaring crows (traditionally, crows cackling is an indication of someone guest coming to see you) but my beloved did not come.
I wandered in the dry land, in desert (rohi) and in woods and jungle, I wandered for my love.
Never did I sleep well, not for a moment. My fate did not give me the turn (of good fortune) .
With the name of Allah I uncovered my head and picked the burden of love.
Ranjha(the beloved of Heer; traditional) is mine, I am for him(here the name of Ranjha is used metaphorically for beloved) ,such is written in the sacred book of fate, right from the day of creation of the universe.
O Fareed! separation has taken too long a period, I have almost burnt to ashes. Pity! ! !


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 2, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 20, 2012


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