…We Ought to Have Met!

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This lazy Sunday – while writing and enjoying some good background music – I rediscovered the joy of listening to Tina Sani! and like the unfortunate fate of all my favourite songs – this one too ended on repeat!

Raza Rumi shared the lovely translation of Parveen Shakir‘s beautiful poem – extract of which I am sharing here for the benefit of the readers, although nothing beats the original! These are my favourite lines…

In a little while,
a star will emerge on the horizon
To gaze at you
Meaningfully…!
Your heart shall then reminisce
the echo of a memory
The tale of a separation,
Of an unfinished moment
Of unblossomed dreams, things unsaid

We ought to have met
In times, considerate
In pursuit of attainable dreams
On a different sky
On a different earth
We ought to have met!

Note: I took this picture while on a trip to Gawadar, Balochistan in 2009 – Sunset by the Sea! 

4 responses »

  1. Beautiful!!!

    We ought to have met
    In times, considerate
    In pursuit of attainable dreams
    On a different sky
    On a different earth
    We ought to have met!

    thanks for sharing 🙂

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