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 NaheenKhwaab 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
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