Monday, April 17, 2006

An Elegant Couplet

Is tauba par hain naaz tujhe, zahid is qadr,
Jo toont ke shariq ho mere gunah mein.

-- Daagh Dehlvi

The castle of the vanity of your abstinence o holy one,
Is the mere dust, to mingle with the ruins of my indulgences.
-- Inelegant translation by Bald Monkey

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