O Friend
Lovers always secrecy choose
Beloved alone their love knows

Love is not to be in loose talked
Diamonds be kept in case locked

All that Lovers have is but love
Wine, Wealth and women are-
For them but love

A saint of His was once called
By the king who in his time ruled

Both knew each other well- For,
‘Hu’ was that in their hearts dwell

For a long time they conversed
Till when it’s time to be dispersed

The king in his joy announced
A secret till then was confined

‘This slave is much dear to ‘Hu’
This secret is known but to few

He stays awake,
While the world is asleep

He tries to make,
Towards ‘Hu’ a further leap”

The saint felt ashamed
About his secret revealed

He swore to take revenge
One day his shame would he avenge

Days and nights passed
Months and years elapsed

But his will remained the same
On the king would he bring a blame

On the fateful day when he died
A trick on the king he played

He wrote in his last will-
On who shall lead his funeral

‘A slave of ‘Hu’ he is-
Never before Asr did he sunnah miss’

Those around worried
How shall he be buried

Where would anyone find such a slave
Elders and mullas took from there leave

Every nook and corner they searched
Until when at the court the news reached

The king heard the will of the bygone saint
And without a choice gave he the consent

The king too was not second in love
His heart like the saint to ‘Hu’ was turned

At once he realized the vengeance of love
The saint had settled the score before he did go

None in the kingdom was of any merit
But the king, to lead the prayer of death

O Friend
Lovers always secrecy choose
Beloved alone their love knows

Love is not to be in loose talked
Diamonds be kept in case locked

All that Lovers have is but love
Wine, Wealth and women are-
For them but love

O Tasbih!
I was damned from your presence
Like Satan, expelled from paradise

At least in dream appear
To remind me of His Love and fear

My Merciful..
How Merciful!

“My Merciful Him who loves me”

I say not a word more
Than what I said before

The sweetness I got from your few words
I would repeat until death visit my beads

Notes

Hu : Lt. He, referring to God

Sunnah: Voluntary prayers (here)