Poetry in Translation: Beyond the Stars Other Worlds

after Iqbal

Stars, and beyond the stars other worlds
Love faces more trials

Not lifeless this speckled sky
Hundreds of caravans trail here

Earth’s scent and shade are not enough
There are many gardens, many nests

If one home is lost, why grieve
There are other vales wailing

You are a falcon

Gone the days I was alone in the crowd
Stars, my confidants

More poems and translations by Rafiq Kathwari here.