saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

ONE GOD’s measure … 3008-2k13


Cramming knowledge wont make genteel those deep within uncouth
Brass never turns to gold even set with ruby’s jewel’s truth
Miserly canst charity dole even if they own millions treasure
Bhuleya death in Medina cant heaven get, sans ONE GOD’s measure

Submitted: Friday, August 30, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013

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Original-translation
saadat tahir
30th Aug,2k13
Islamabad.


Translated from a very well known quartet from Baba Bhulley Shah, a revered and very well known/read sufi saintly poet of Punjab in RAJ time Pakistan/India (Uch near Ahmad pur Sharkia of the state of Bhawalpur-presently Paksitan. Born: 1680, Uch, Pakistan. Died: 1757, Kasur, Pakistan)
Uch is an important historical city, said to have been founded by Alexander the Great

original-romanised
Elm Parhyan Ashraaf Na Howan Jehray Howan Asal Kameenay
Pital Kadi Nai Sona Banda Bhanwen Jarye Laal Nageenay
Shoom Theen Kadi Nahi Sadqa Honda Pawen Howan Lakh Khazenay
Bhulya Baaj TOHEED Nai Jannat Milni Bhanwen Marye Wich Madinay.

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (10/13/2013 11:24:00 PM)

    Wow so there r other urdu type dialects too! U did a wondrful job with d translation, esp likd d line where u meant, 'education cant make d uncouth genteel' true didactic poetic lines throughout. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/6/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    Universal truths beautifully put by the great poet and your rendering is so beautiful. Thank you for delivering the message to all. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (9/3/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    It feels satisfying that a great mystic's punjabi verse is recognized and rendered in English by a contemporary poet. These lines intelligently translated lines bear great wisdom. (Report) Reply

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