Doonda tha jo ek murshid ko din o raat
Kabhi gira hi nahi woh moti mere haat

Dekha tha jo saaqi ko khwaab mein
Piya hi nahi use’ zindagi ke sharaab mein

Mayoos hona Jaihoon ka kaam nahi
Lekin lab pe aata hai ek sawaal phir bhi-

ab baaqi na rahe kya is duniya mein koi gul
Amaal jiske dekh kar jale hoor-e-jannat ka dil?

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The Guide I searched for day and night
Such a Gem never fell into my hands

The Cup-bearer whom I saw in a dream
Never did I see such a form in the Drink of Life

It is not Jaihoon’s habit to despair
Yet a question comes on my lips-

Is there no any flower left in this world
Whose deeds become the envy of the heavenly hoor?

August 14th 2003.