Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pakistani: Faiz Ahmed Faiz in the voice of Madam Noor Jehan

Craving your love, he gambled away
both this world and the next.
Look – he is leaving now -
having spent the night in grief.

And the taverns are deserted,

and the wine glasses are upset;
hurt by your departure
even the Spring has turned away.

Forgetting you was a reprieve,
but it did not last.
Now we have seen how far
even God can be trusted.

The world seduced us,
made us exiles from your memory;
day by day, the business of living
proved more deceptive than your love.

And then, today, she smiled,
forgetting herself,
and the heart, so long unused,
began to beat with a new urgency. 
(translation by the Black Mamba)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Abida Parveen - Pakistani sufi singer

What's it to do with YOU! This about Me and God!
Oh the funeral prayer...this is about me and God!