Khusrau, Amir - Ghazal 1361 [extract]
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The Selected Poetry of Amir Khusrau - In the Bazaar of Love
Ghazal 1361: bakht bar gasht zi man ta tu birafti zi baram
Luck turned on me when you left my side.
When will you turn like my luck and walk
back through my door?
I thought I might
tell someone what my heart goes through.
Before I knew it, news of me
was known around the world.
Once I did not take a single breath
without you. Now see what befalls
me in your absence.
I turned my life
to a shield against the arrows
of separation, so everyone might know
I have turned my life over to you.
Without the rose of your face,
my heart contracts like a bud,
and I fear when it blooms, my heart will burst.
…..I search again for my heart's blood,
and I am certain that though I save
my heart from you, it will not save
If you let me come to you,
I will give up the world.