Tu khursheed hai, baadalon mein na chhup
Tu mehtaab hai, jagmagaana na chhoD
Tu shokhi hai shokhi, riaayat na kar
Tu bijli hai bijli, jalaana na chhoD
Abhi ishq ne haar maani nahin
Abhi ishq ko aazmaana na chhoD
– Kaifi Azmi
You are the sun, don’t hide in the clouds
You are the moon, continue to shine.
You are mischievous seduction, don’t let it subside
You are the lightning, continue to strike.
Love has not yet admitted defeat
Continue to test it, as much as you like.
Translation by Pavan K. Varma