Treasure Island

Amir Khusro

(1253 - 1325 / Patiali / India)

Dear Father


Why did you part me from yourself, dear father, why?
You've given houses with two stories to my brothers,
And to me, a foreign land? Why dear father, why?
We (daughters) are just cows tied to your peg,
Will move on to where ever you drive us to, dear father.
We are just flower-buds of your garden,
And are asked for, in every household, dear father.
We are just birds from your cage,
Will fly off when its dawn again, dear father.
I've left at home, alcoves full of dolls;
And parted from my buddies too, dear father.
When my palanquin passed beneath the terrace,
My brother fainted and fell, dear father.
As I remove the curtain from the palanquin,
I see we've reached the beloved's house, dear father.
Why did you part me from yourself, dear father, why?

Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
1 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

improve

Comments about this poem (Dear Father by Amir Khusro )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. PRETTY THOUGHTS, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. 如果爱是守候, qin xing
  3. Strife, Md. Asadullah
  4. 'MY FAMILY', paul fornillos
  5. ~ Eyes ~, Aparna Chatterjee
  6. The Panama Canal, Edgar Albert Guest
  7. Out At Pelletier's, Edgar Albert Guest
  8. Contrary Sary, Edgar Albert Guest
  9. Pixley Folks, Edgar Albert Guest
  10. Out In The Open, Edgar Albert Guest

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

Only in sleep I see their faces,
Children I played with when I was a child,
Louise comes back with her brown hair braided,
Annie with ringlets warm and wild.

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]