Has anyone come again, sad heart?

No, there is no-one there.

A wayfarer perhaps?

He’ll go elsewhere.


The night has melted into nothingness,

the dim twinkling of stars

has disappeared.

The sleepy lamp falters in the hallway;

the street has fallen asleep,

giving up on travellers.

Alien dust

has wiped out all the footprints.

Blow out the lamps,

take away the wine, the glass and bottle.

Lock your dreamless doors!

No-one will come here now


no more.


-Faiz Ahmad Faiz


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