English translation follows (rough)

Yeh kaisa ishq hai tere naam main
Labzon ka meetha mazaa zaban pe
jaise paan main haseen gulabon ka gulkan pinghalta

Yeh kaisi umeed hai tere naam main
Woh kohre main chehre ko sekhti
jaise khuli khidki se jhaankti dhoonp ka aana

Yeh kaisi khudai hai tere naam main
Teri ibbadat hi khuda ka dar hai
jaise sufi naache malang khuda ke jashn main

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What is this sweet love in your name?
Like the sweetest fragrant rose preserve
melting so slowly on my tongue

What is this infinite hope in your name?
Like the peeking single ray of sun light
warming up the cheeks on a cold winter morning.

What is this divinity in your name?
Like the Sufi dance lost in the vision of their God,
your name takes me to Lord’s porch.
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Other poems in Valentine 2015 here.

Read my other Love Poems here

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