अमीर मीनाई | Ameer Meenai — जबसे बुलबुल तूने दो तिनके लिये | jabse bulbul toone do tinke liye (with English translation)

Translation: Turn Off

जबसे बुलबुल तूने दो तिनके लिये
टूटती हैं बिजलियाँ इनके लिये

jabse bulbul toone do tinke liye
tootati hain bijliyaan inke liye

Since (the time) you gathered a few straws, O bulbul
For (/On) them, lightning strikes have become occurent

है जवानी ख़ुद जवानी का सिंगार
सादगी गहना है इस सिन के लिये

hai javaani khud javaani ka singaar
saadagi gehna hai is sin ke liye

Youthfulness is itself the adornment of youth
Simplicity is for this age the best ornament

कौन वीराने में देखेगा बहार
फूल जंगल में खिले किनके लिये

kaun veerane mein dekhega bahaar
phool jangal mein khile kinke liye

For whom (to see) have flowers bloomed in the jungle?
To whom in the wilderness will this spring be evident?

सारी दुनिया के हैं वो मेरे सिवा
मैंने दुनिया छोड़ दी जिनके लिये

saari duniya ke hain vo mere siva
mainne duniya chhod di jinke liye

They are of the whole world but not mine
They, for whom the entire world I forewent

बाग़बाँ कलियाँ हों हल्के रंग की
भेजनी हैं एक कमसिन के लिये

baaghabaan kaliyaan hon halke rang ki
bhejni hain ek kamsin ke liye

O gardener, hand me buds and of light color
To someone coming of age these are to be sent

सब हसीं हैं ज़ाहिदों को नापसंद
अब कोई हूर आएगी इनके लिये

sab haseen hain zaahidon ko naapasand
ab koi hoor aayegi inke liye

These recluses disapprove of all beauties (of this world)
(As if) A houri will now descend for their beguilement!

वस्ल का दिन और इतना मुख़्तसर
दिन गिने जाते थे इस दिन के लिये

vasl ka din aur itna mukhtasar
din gine jaate the is din ke liye

Finally, the day of our meeting, alas! so fleeting
So many days I had counted for this day’s advent

सुब्ह का सोना जो हाथ आता ‘अमीर’
भेजते तोहफ़ा मुअज़्ज़िन के लिये

subh ka sona jo haath aata ‘Ameer’
bhejte tohfa mu’azzin ke liye

Had I ever got hold of some early morning sleep ‘Ameer’
To the prayer-caller I would’ve sent (it as) a present

Posted: 16-Jan-2021, Translation: 14-Jan-2021

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