My heart longs to go beyond the obsession of love,
and find joy in a new session of love.
Love drowned me in its tides
but my heart hopes that was a mere digression of love.
My lover and I are so far apart –
my heart yearns to make a confession of love.
For so long my life has been colorless,
but my heart wants a new impression of love.
May God save heaven and earth.
In my heart I pray there’s no recession of love.
God, don’t let me repeat these sins! Oh, Shakeel,
your heart wants to undo your transgression of love.
Translation from the Urdu
By Anshuman Chandra & Zack Rogow