KOH E NOOR THE JEWEL OF JEWELS – Poem by Ayub KHAWAR / Translated by Sunia JAVED

 
Poem by Ayub KHAWAR
 
 
KOH E NOOR
THE JEWEL OF JEWELS
 
 
Oh! Dear
My Dear Man
it is fact
i am born from the rib of Adam
but God has created a nature of my own
i m the conquerer of conquerers
Queen of queens.
I possess the whole world in my feet
and the the sky relies on my eyes for its bluish infinity.
i m not just the victor of the battlefields of love and beauty
The wars, controversies and conspiracies also bend at the points of my bloodied swords and daggers when I fight against male chauvinism.
I am the creator of Kings
Every king of the world nurtured in my lap,
since beginning till they become throne masters.
All kings and thrones are my puppets.
History knows me as “MUMTAZ MAHAL”
I am the queen of the world
whose one gesture could change the decions of kings.
 
MY DEAR MAN!
DO’NT YOU KNOW
I AM THE “RANI OF JHA’NSI” THE QUEEN OF BETTLEFIELD.
I AM THE “ANGELA MARKEL”
I AM THE “MARGARET THATCHER”
I AM THE “QUEEN ELIZABETH”
I AM THE “INDRA GANDHI AND BAINAZIR”
AND DON’T FORGET
I AM THE “MOTHER”
THE MOTHER TERESA
 
OH, THE MAN
OPEN UP THE LIDS OF YOUR EYES,
BEND YOUR NECK AND LOOK AT ME
THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR
HEART AND SOUL.
“I AM THE JEWEL OF JEWELS”
 
Translated by Sunia JAVED

One thought on “KOH E NOOR THE JEWEL OF JEWELS – Poem by Ayub KHAWAR / Translated by Sunia JAVED

  1. These lines are memorable …. MY DEAR MAN! / DO’NT YOU KNOW / I AM THE “RANI OF JHA’NSI” THE QUEEN OF BATTLEFIELD / I AM THE “ANGELA MARKEL” / I AM THE “MARGARET THATCHER” / I AM THE “QUEEN ELIZABETH” / I AM THE “INDRA GANDHI AND BAINAZIR” / AND DON’T FORGET / I AM THE “MOTHER” / THE MOTHER TERESA.
    OH, THE MAN / OPEN UP THE LIDS OF YOUR EYES / BEND YOUR NECK AND LOOK AT ME / THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR HEART AND SOUL – “I AM THE JEWEL OF JEWELS”

    Ayub’s vision speaks of his tryst with the past and future and stands a fabulous eye-opener to one and all.

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