Faiz Ahmed Faiz

(13 February 1911 - 20 November 1984 / Sialkot / British India)

Last Night......

Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Last night, your long-lost memory came back to me as though
Spring stealthily should come to a forsaken wilderness
A gentle breeze its fragrance over burning deserts blow
Or, all at once be soothed somehow the sick soul’s distress.

Comments about Last Night...... by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (6/21/2009 8:09:00 PM)

    Lovely short touching poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Will Barber (8/3/2006 6:54:00 PM)

    This is an extraordinarily fine translation. The imagery is wonderful, the message heartfelt. I have never read the works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz in his original language, but am very glad to have this opportunity of seeing a translation!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010