THE MORNING STAR
by Mohammad Iqbal
“I have the power of sight but cannot see,” Venus said,
“No refuge on the morning’s hem.
Is my destiny merely a bubble, a spark?”
“O, jewel on dawn’s forehead,” I said, “Don’t weep.
My thoughts spring from you to sustain a garden
where I am a gardener, my passion eternal like dew.”
Translated from the original Urdu by Rafiq Kathwari /@brownpundit