Tuesday, June 11, 2013

You and me

tr. from Hadi Hussain's Urdu poem 'Tum aur Main'

My life's a mug
and
you're like the sugar
that never dissolves.

And I
am only like the spare change
which, as soon
as you step out of the house,
unthinking,
you give away as alms.



Hadi Hussain


Tum aur main

Meri zindagi kay mug main
tum na haal honay wali cheeni
jaisay ho
aur main un sikkon ke manid haun
jinhain tum nay
ghar say nikaltay he
khairaat kar dia

2 comments:

flygye12 said...

Kuchh samajh ni aaya. Never seen sugar which doesn't dissolve in tea. (Need to do an experiment to see after how many spoonfuls it becomes saturated :p ). And suddenly loose change?

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.