Heaven

Heaven

M. Shahid Alam — 1969

ہم کو معلوم ہےجنّت کی حقیقت لیکن
دل کے بہلانے کو غالب یہ خیال اچھا ہے

I know the stuff and aim of Heaven,
Of ruby-lipped and azure-eyed women,
Of musk and milk and ruby-tinted wine.
Alas a tale, to console the grief-smitten!

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