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I Desire
(9 November 1877 - 21 April 1938 / Sialkot / British India)

I Desire

Poem By Allama Muhammad Iqbal

I want to have the extremes of your Love,
See, how silly am I, wishing for unachievable.

I don't care if you maltreat me or promise to unveil your beauty,
I just want something unbearable to test my fortitude

Let the God fearing people be dwelling in the paradise,
For, instead I want to be face to face with you.
(I don't want to go to paradise but want to observe the Divine Beauty)

O fellows, I am here for a few moments, as a gust,
Like morning star I will fade and vanish in a few moments.

I disclosed the secret in public,
I need to be punished for being so rude.

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I wonder if poet could realize his desire to have meeting with God! But time goes it took the poet with it!
Good punch lines worth reading
This describes passion with its unbelievable power through seduction to rapture a man into helplessness.
I disclosed the secret in public, I need to be punished for being so rude.///great introspective utterance, in true heart there is no fear of helI; the true one is not greed for heaven; but seeks true light of god for all
It would be better to add the actual ghazal in Urdu(Roman or Nastaliq) .


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