indira-varma

Dost Jab Zi-Waqar Hota Hai

dost jab zi-vaqar hota hai

dosti ka meyar hota hai

When the friend is dignified and honourable

Friendship is the hallmark of dignity

ab tasavvur ki suuni vaadi men

roz jashn-e-bahar hota hai

Now in the desolate Valley of the imagination

the Festival of Spring is celebrated everyday

gulshan-e-jan men un ke aane se

gul-sifat karobar hota hai

With their coming into the Garden of Life

Business, Like the transaction of flowers,blooms

jab bichhad jaata hai koi apna

gham hi bas rozgar hota hai

When those close to us are separated

Sorrow is the only trade and commerce

chand ka raqs ho raha hai kahin

dil yahan se nisar hota hai

Somewhere,the dance of the moon is taking place

Here,our heart is being frittered away

shakh-dar-shakh hoti hai zakhmi

jab parinda shikar hota hai

Branch after branch gets wounded

When the bird becomes the prey

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