Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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

Solitude - Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Is someone there, oh weeping heart? No, no one there.
Perhaps a traveler, but he will be on his way.
The night is spent, the dust of stars begins to scatter.
In the assembly halls dream-filled lamps begin to waver.
Small streets sleep waiting by the thoroughfare.
Strange earth beclouds footprints of yesterday.
Snuff out the candles, put away wine-cup and flask.
Then lock your eyelids in this morning dusk.
For now there's no one, no one who will come here.

Translated by Philip Nikolayev


Comments about Solitude by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

  • (7/18/2009 11:07:00 AM)


    Poignant description of loneliness!
    Would you please read ' Inspiration'?
    Thanks.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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