He, Who Ploughs The Field, Reaps The Crop

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(a) Be conscientious in doing your duty, man,
Plough the field, to harvest the crop
In autumn and. provide for
Your comforts in the cold month of magh:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(b) Blind is the spring, keep't in view,
Be quick to collect the material of
Seed, and store's at home:
Don't you lag behind, for
The spring is elusive, man;
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(c) Lend no ear to falsehood now,
Winter lies ahead, and freezing cold
Daughters and daughters-in-law, children
And grand-children regard him, who
Ploughs the field and reaps the crop:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(d) Deluding is the hunger;
Yoke it to the plough,
Scare't away.with the whip of fasting;
Thus wouldn't it hinder the polughshare:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(e) Keep the kit trim and your ploughshare;
Attend to your ablutions, it's dawn,
The usual time for prayers.
Shun listlessness, caste and pray:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(f) Full of weeds is your field,
Enter with determination and deweed it
Bend you must in blazing heat
To deweed your field:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(g) Devote your time to Islamic work:
Shun lassitude, Kalima's the lighthouse of
Your knowledge at home:
Duly attend to daily 'Nimaz' pilgrimage and
Graceful alms-giving: For,
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(h) Many times, the seed is the ear of crops:
Many times more though latent, is CORDIALITY.
Still more beneficial is contemplation of God:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(i) Beware of the watchman:
Day by day, He counts the stockpiles:
Truly fear the Landlord;
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop:

(j) The king of fate, pounces on the crop:
Rise with confidence and show......
The attainments of your endeavour:
And when, the king's gone,
Contemplate on' What He said ':
He, who sows the seed reaps the crop !

(k) Estimates of every field, they'll make and,
Name every kind of fruit.....................
Collecting all, they'll seal the stores:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(l) They'll force him divide bagfuls of crops
And make him, sort out grain by grain.
Reaping, collecting, separating, winnowing,
They'll induce him to weigh the harvest;
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop

(m) With the display of a sword,
To begin with, they'll warn him against
Irresponsible sloth, listlessness, and
Ask him to be careful in future:
God forbid, maybe, they'll get him lashed too:
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(n) Slowly, imperceptibly, life has waned,
O you, unmindful fellow, haven't you
Realised the truth by now?
Look, how you have robbed your own self:
He, who ploughs the field, reaps the crop !

(o) Don't you be too fond of glamourous mansions
Elegant ZOONA DUB (well decorated verandah)
For,
None but you have to account for your deeds:
What use's preaching to the unwise?
He, who sows the seed, reaps the crop !

(p) You careless man, realise yourself
You 'll reap here, what you've sown there,
They'll weigh all sins and virtues:
He, who ploughs the field, reaps the crop !

(q) Take the mukkadam (headman) to plead your case
Before the king of kings:
Nund Reshi knows well the Landlord:
He, who sows the seed, collects the fruit !

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Note: The poem is multi meaning, Two of them at least, are conjugate: Whereas one reflects on the political conditions of the time, the other refers to the kingdom of God.
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