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a ghazal from deponti

(it's a form of Urdu poetry that's set to music and sung...)

deponti made this translation for me--isn't it beautiful?

If we part now, perhaps we will find each other in our dreams
The way dried flowers are found in books

Search for the pearls of loyalty in people have gone astray;
It's possible that you may get these treasures in your misfortune

Neither are you God, nor is my love that of angels;
We are both human--why should we need such veiled meetings?

Put the troubles of the world along with the troubles of love
Wine intoxicates more when mixed with wine

The very things that tore us apart today--
How strange that the world gets them in its fate!

Neither you, nor I, nor the past is here now
Like two people meeting in dreams of desire


Wine intoxicates more when mixed with wine--let's drink to the human condition, in all its ugliness and beauty!

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ex_stdymphna813
Jun. 18th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC)
beautiful!
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