Agony Of Love Poem by Rahman Baba

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Rahman Baba

Rahman Baba

Peshawar / Pakistan (Mughal Empire)

Agony Of Love

Rating: 3.2


You ask, my love, about my tears
But don't you recognize the fears
That agonize my heart?
Were not your infidelity
Torturing me so cruelly
My sorrows would depart

How can your lovers joyful be
If practicing idolatry
Is just like loving you?
If this your real nature is
What wounded heart can find release?
What medicine will do?

I sense, that you have turned aside
I suffer from my rivals' pride
I'm killed in either way,
If one makes love to Plato's tune
To me he'll always be Manjun
Tomorrow as today

No dog is subject to such pain
I'm like a watchdog in your lane
And yet I suffer still,
A dog wants naught, RAHMAN wants you
This single goal I must pursue
Whatever be your will

(Translated by Jens Enevoldsen, from the book The Nightingale of Peshawar: Selected Poems of Rehman Baba)

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
MAHTAB BANGALEE 26 January 2021

No dog is subject to such pain I'm like a watchdog in your lane And yet I suffer still, //....wow that's the superb glorious spiritual thought every pure soul is the loyal dog on the main gate of God's palace;

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 June 2021

5 Stars full for this so loveliest tiuching poem of great belief. Congratulations being the Classic Poem Of The Day, dear late great Poet! . To my Favourites!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 June 2021

Popularly Rahman Baba, Pashto: رحمان بابا‎) , was a Pashtun poet from Peshawar in the Mughal Empire (modern-day Pakistan) . He remains the most popular poet among the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Alona De Lara 27 June 2021

This is such a beautiful poem.Thank you for sharing this.

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Varsha M 26 June 2021

Yes this is indeed a heartfelt poetry. Your every word reveals the agony in love.

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Poetic Sky 26 June 2021

Great philosophy.

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M Asim Nehal 26 June 2021

Love can be so cruel at times. Fantastic poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 June 2021

CONTINUED: His poetry expresses a peaceful mystical side of local culture which is becoming increasingly threatened by less tolerant interpretations of Islam.

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