Khuda say Husn nay Ik Roz ye Sawal Kiya
One day Beauty asked a question to Creator.
Jahaan mein Kiun na mujhay tu nay Lazawaal kiya
Why didn’t you make me ever lasting?
Mila Jawaab k Tasveer Khana hai Dunya
It was answered that this world is a theater
Shab Daraaz Adem ka Fasana hai Dunya
This world is a fiction of a long non existing night.
Hoi hai Rang-e-Taghaiyur say jab namood is ki
Though, it (this world) was decorated with variation of colors
Wohi Haseen hai Haqeeqat Zawaal hai Jis ki
Hence, only that will be called beautiful whose beauty is going to be finished. (that means if beauty stays for ever then what will be its opposite? When Beauty lasts / destroys, only then we can say what is beauty)
Kahin Qareeb tha , ye Guftagu Qamar nay suni
Moon was somewhere nearby and he heard all this conversation.
Falaq pay aam hoi Akhtar-e-Sehar nay Suni
Suddenly this conversation was spread all over the sky, and the morning-star also heard it.
Sehar nay Taray say Sun kar Sunai Shabnam ko
Listening from star, Morning told this to Dew-droplet.
Falaq ki Baat bata di Zamee k Mehram ko
Secrets of Sky was told to earth’s companion
Bhar aye phool k Ansu Payaam-e-Shabnam say
This message of Dew droplet made the flower’s eyes tearful.
Kali ka Nanha sa Dil Khun ho gaya Gham say
The tiny heart of blooming flower was grieved with intense sadness.
Chaman say Rota huwa Mausam-e-Bahaar gaya
The spring season left the garden while crying.
Shabab Saair ko aya tha, Sogwaar gaya…!
The youth seems had come for a short visit and left sorrowful.