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Ahmad Faraz  (born Syed Ahmad Shah on 12 January 1931 in Kohat and died 25 August 2008) was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was acclaimed one of the modern Urdu poets of the last century. ‘Faraz’ is his pen name or takhallus. Given below is a nazm written by him.

Khwaab Martay Naheen

Khwaab martay naheen
 
Khwaab dil hain, nah aankhen, nah saansen keh jo
 
Rezaa, rezaa huwe to bikhar jaayen ge
 
Jism kii maut se ye bhii mar jaayen ge

 

1.Translation.

 

Dreams do not die
 
Dream are heart, nor eyes nor breath
 
Which shattered, will scatter
 
Die with the death of the body
 

2.Another poetic translation of the above

 

Dreams do not die
 
Dreams are heart, nor eyes nor a breath
 
Which shatter and then they scatter,
 
Die they all, with end being nigh
 
 

 

 

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