Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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

Some Lover To Some Beloved! - Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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Down the memory lanes, on which
you've strolled since ages past
They will end if you walk farther a step or two
Where exits the turn towards the wilderness of forgetfulness
beyond which, there isn't any Me, nor any You
My eyes hold their breath, for any moment you
may turn back, move ahead, or at least turn to look back

Although my sight knows that the wish is just a farce
For if ever it were to run across your eyes again
right there will spring forth another pathway
Like always, where ever we run into, there will begin
another journey of your lock's shadow, your embrace's tremor

The other wish is also in error, for my heart knows
There is no turn here, no wilderness, no mountain-range
beyond whose horizon, my perpetual sun-of-your-Love can set
May you continue walking these pathways, its better this way
If you don't even turn to look back, it is okay


Comments about Some Lover To Some Beloved! by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

  • (8/6/2006 8:01:00 PM)


    This is such a beautiful poem - so universal in its vision - so personal in feeling. I admire it very much indeed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010


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