CONVICTION (Translation of a ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz)

O heart of mine, if I want,

Every hurdle will clear away,

In front will be destination,

With only my will to guide my way.

O gnawing pain, come, refresh the wounds,

At least I burn in my passion's flame,

But right at the time this flicker dies,

My love will shine around these mounds.

O my friend, ready I am,

To walk with you all the way,

But distract and drive me astray,

When darkness overwhelms the fighting ray.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a famous ghazal by Faiz Ahmed Faiz sung by Nayyara Noor. The original is more beautiful to the eyes and the ears... Composed on July 25, 2002.

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