The life brought me so I came; the death takes me away so I go
Neither I came on my own nor I go with my will
There may be a few gamblers as bad as I am
Whatever move I made it proved to be very bad
It's better that one should not get hooked to the charms of the world
However, what one can do when nothing can be accomplished without getting involved
Who's come to the rescue of someone who's about to leave this world!
You too keep moving till you can move on
O Zauq! I'm leaving this garden with a pinning for fresh air
Why should I care now whether zephyr blows or not!
Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim Zauq was a noted Urdu poet . He wrote poetry under nom de plume "Zauq", and was appointed poet laureate of the Mughal Court in Delhi.
He was a poor youth, with only ordinary education, who went on to acquire quite some learning in history, tradition and astrology in his later years. Zauq was a prominent contemporary of Gh ...