Ruba'i III

by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

I was Time's prisoner. Now
I'm sad at my release.
The sound of the breaking chain
is a sound of mourning.
No doubt it was debasing
to be chained. But that
was a pain I swallowed
with a smile in my heart.

[mai;N vaqt kaa bandii thaa rihaa))ii kaa hai ;Gam]
translated by the author

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