‘Nadiya Kinaare Dhuwaan Uthe Re’ – Nasir Kazmi(?)

Smoke rises by the river’s shore
It bodes not well, I fear
What if for whom I all things forswore
Lies on his pyre there?
nadiya kinaare dhuwaan uthe re
(river bank smoke rises)
mien jaanun kuch howe re
(I know something happens)
jis kaaran main jogan bani
(that reason I ascetic became)
kaheen woh hi na jalta howe
(what if he is burning)
I like these words because they express beautifully the desperation and anxiety that intense love can incite


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