Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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


Poem by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

If they snatch my ink and pen,
I should not complain,
For I have dipped my fingers
In the blood of my heart.
I should not complain
Even if they seal my tongue,
For every ring of my chain
Is a tongue ready to speak.

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  • Will Barber (1/14/2007 3:04:00 AM)

    Passionate - and beautiful. I wish more poets would read your works. The beauty of your translations transcends cultural barriers.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 21, 2010

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