Fariyaad Ki Koi Lai Nahin Hai

fariyad ki koi lai nahin hai

naala paband-e-nai nahin hai

no tune is needed by a sigh

laments do not on flutes rely

kyuun bote hain baghban tonbe

gar baagh gada-e-mai nahin hai

why gourds do gardeners now plant

if wine, the garden does not want

har-chand har ek shai men tu hai

par tujh si koi shai nahin hai

although in everything you be

yet there is none who is like thee

haan khaiyo mat fareb-e-hasti

har-chand kahen ki hai nahin hai

by “being” be you not deceived

“is not” however is believed

shadi se guzar ki gham na hove

urdi jo na ho to dai nahin hai

if joy’s eschewed, no grief at all

if spring’s not there, nor will be fall

kyuun radd-e-qadah kare hai zahid

mai hai ye magas ki qai nahin hai

why Priest, does bowl of wine displease

’tis wine, not excrement of bees

hasti hai na kuchh adam hai ‘ghalib’

aḳhir tu kya hai ai nahin hai

if being and nothingness are naught

what is? then tell me o “is not”

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