Dasht-e-Tanhai~Wilderness of Loneliness~English Only

December 7, 2006




Burning Man 2002

Kyer Photography








In the desert of my solitude, oh
love of my life, quiver

the shadows of your voice

the mirage of your lips


In the desert of my solitude,

beneath the dust and ashes of distance

bloom the jasmines and roses of your proximity


From somewhere very close,

rises the warmth of your breath

smouldering in its own aroma,

slowly, bit by bit.


far away, across the horizon,
glistens drop by drop

the falling dew of your beguiling glance


With such tenderness, O love of my life,

on the cheek of my heart,

has your memory placed its hand right now


that it looks as if (though it’s still the dawn of adieu)

the sun of separation has set

and the night of union has arrived



By Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Translated by Ayesha Kaljuvee


Sung by Iqbal Bano
Link: Muziq.net
Play: Dasht-e-Tanhai






Love in the Dunes

John Running


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