شکستِ نیاز (Shekaste Niyaaz) (English translation)


شکستِ نیاز

آتشی بود و فسرد
رشته‌‌ای بود و گسست
دل چو از بند تو رست
جام جادوئی اندوه شکست
آمدم تا به‌ تو آویزم
لیک دیدم که تو آن شاخهٔ بی‌برگی
لیک دیدم که تو بر چهرهٔ امیدم
خندهٔ مرگی
وه چه شیرین است
بر سر گور تو ای عشقِ نیازآلود
پای کوبیدن
وه چه شیرین است
از تو ای بوسهٔ سوزندهٔ مرگ‌آور
چشم‌ پوشیدن
وه چه شیرین است
از تو بگسستن و با غیر تو پیوستن
در به روی غم دل بستن
که بهشت اینجاست
به‌خدا سایهٔ ابر و لب کشت اینجاست
تو همان به که نیندیشی
به من و درد روان‌سوزم
که من از درد نیاسایم
که من از شعله نیفروزم
Submitted by arc-en-cielarc-en-ciel on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 19:12
Last edited by ahmad azizahmad aziz on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 20:43
English translationEnglish
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Death Of An Urge

Once there was a fire, now quenched1
Once there was a thread, now torn
My heart was set free from your chains
And the magical cup of sorrow broke
I came here to hold on to you
But realized you are just a wilted twig2
I realized you are death
Smiling at my hope’s face
It is so sweet3
To dance on your grave
O all-needy love
It is so sweet
To forsake
That sweet fiery killing kiss
It is so sweet
To tear myself away from you, to bond with someone else
To stop4the heartache at the heart’s gate
Heavens is here, believe me
[Peace of] clouds shades, farm’s outskirt, is right here
Best for you to not think of
Me and my soul-crushing pain
I won’t renounce the pain
I won’t burn in the flames
  • 1. The title in Persian is literally " the defeat of a need/urge"
  • 2. Lit. leafless branch
  • 3. shuffling and breaking of lines in this verse for better readability in English
  • 4. Lit. close the door
thanked 3 times

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I use a bit modified Persian orthography in poems/lyrics.

Submitted by BlueBirdBlueBird on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 20:35
Last edited by BlueBirdBlueBird on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 06:14
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