Ranjish Hi Sahi

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By Ahmad Faraz
Translated by Ayesha Kaljuvee

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Ranjish hi sahi dil hi dukhaanay kay liyay aa
Let it be anguish, come still to torment my heart
aa phir say mujhay chhorr kay jaanay kay liyay aa
Come, even if to leave me again

pehlay say maraasim na sahi phir bhi kabhi to
If not for our past association
rasm-o-rahay duniya hi nibhaanay kay liyay aa
Come to fulfill the rituals of the world

kis kis ko bataayengay judaai kaa sabab ham
Who else must I explain the reason of separation
tu mujh se khafaa hai to zamaanay kay liyay aa
Come, despite your displeasure, to continue the ceremony

kuchh to meri pindaar-e-mohabbat ka bharam rakh
Respect a little the depth of my love for you
tu bhi to kabhi mujh ko manaanay kay liyay aa
Come someday to placate me as well

ek umr say hun lazzat-e-giryaa se bhi mehruum
Too long have I been deprived of the pathos of longing
aye raahat-e-jaan mujh ko rulaanay kay liyay aa
Come my love, if only to make me weep again

ab tak dil-e-khush_feham ko tujh say hain ummeedain
Till now, my heart suffers from some expectation
ye aakhari shammain bhi bujhaanay kay liyay aa
Come to snuff even these last candles of hope

Images Courtesy the film An Evening in Paris

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