“A Nazrana For You” by Zain Velji

Nazrana, Tere Liye


Na jaa, kahin ab, na jaa
Dil ke siva
Tasvir teri chupake, Rakhdoon,
Jahan koi na dekhe


Falak se todkar dekho,
Sitare log laye hein
Magar mei woh nahi laya,
Jo sare log laye hein


Koi Nazrana, leker aaya hoon,
Main deewana tere liye.
Koi Nazrana, leker aaya hoon,
Main deewana tere liye.


Dekho mere chere par
Dil ne likha hai ek afsana tere liye
O mubarak, yai khushi ka din
Koi samja nahi, Tere bin.


Hum dum mere raja.
Muskuraye tu hamesha,
Gushan ki tara,
Ye tamaana hai meri, tere liye


Aaj chalka hai khusiyo se dil mere
Mawla tere lirye
Koi Nazrana, lekar aaya hoon
Main Baalak tere liye


Today my heart is weeping out of
Happiness for you
I, a young child [of yours]
Have come with some Nazrana for you

_________

A Nazrana for You


Please don’t go anywhere else
Than my heart
I would keep your picture hiden,
Where nobody could see it


See! people have brought stars from the sky
(they have brought  precious gifts for you)
But I have not brought
What others have brought


I, the intoxicated (in your love),
have brought some Nazrana for you
I, the intoxicated (in your love),
have brought some Nazrana for you


Look at my face
My heart has written a story for you
May this day of rejoice be a blessed one
Nobody has truly understood it except you


Oh my Beloved, my King,
May you smile always,
Like a garden
This is my wish for you.


Today my heart is weeping out of
Happiness for you
I, a young child [of yours]
Have come with some Nazrana for you

____________

 

Zain Velji

 

Zain Velji presented the poem in Hindi/Urdu.

Editor’s note: The image shown at the top of the page is not part of the original submission by the contributor.

Please click Expressions of the Golden Jubilee: “The Festival of Poetic Expressions” for more poetry and photos from the event.

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