A Drop Attains Bliss

A Drop Attains Bliss

M. Shahid Alam  Critical Muslim Oct-Dec 2013

عشرتِ قطرہ ہے دریا میں فنا ہو جانا
درد کا حد سے گزرنا ہے دوا ہو جانا

A drop attains bliss dying in the sea.
In surfeit, pain becomes remedy.

After years I played all the right keys.
In a twist, fate changed the melody.

No one masters his soul without this.
Not favors: her sword sets us free.

In frailty, my tears turn to sigh
In rising vapors, water seeks levity.

I cannot cleave flesh from my bone.
I am your touch, you dream inside me.

A cloudburst takes us to clear skies.
After tears, lovers attain felicity.

Ghalib, the rose spurs to discovery.
All colors unfurl pathways to beauty.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s