Amir Khusro

(1253 - 1325 / Patiali / India)

A News Came - Poem by Amir Khusro

Tonight there came a news that you, oh beloved, would come -
Be my head sacrificed to the road along which you will come riding!
All the gazelles of the desert have put their heads on their hands
In the hope that one day you will come to hunt them….
The attraction of love won't leave you unmoved;
Should you not come to my funeral,
you'll definitely come to my grave.
My soul has come on my lips (e.g. I am on the point of expiring):
Come so that I may remain alive -
After I am no longer - for what purpose will you come?


Comments about A News Came by Amir Khusro

  • Susan Williams (1/27/2018 5:26:00 PM)


    All the gazelles of the desert have put their heads on their hands- - -ummm... gazelles the animals can't do that so do I see gazelles of the desert to be a metaphor for lovely graceful desert girls? ?
    My soul has come on my lips (e.g. I am on the point of expiring) : - - what a unique and rather beautiful way of saying I'm dying
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  • (5/31/2014 3:50:00 PM)


    .............an incredible write.....to see the loved one for the very last time, would be anyone's wish... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012


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