Alif

Thou art my grandest love,
for I love thee with mine self
without knowing thee,
without seeing thee.

Your love for me is grander,
for you love me-
a lowly ant of no consequence-
whilst you have so much to love
and so many to care for.

A/n: Today’s inspiration came from the song “Aik Alif” by Noori feat. Saieen Zahoor. The song is based on the work of the great sufi poet of the sub-continent, Baba Bulleh Shah. Here is a link to the song, if you want to check it out: https://tune.pk/video/61725/Aik-Alif-Noori-Saieen-Zahoor-Coke-Studio-Season-2. The translation is available here: http://www.koolmuzone.pk/forum/music-infonews/bulleh-shah-aik-alif-(lyrics-translation-history)/. 🙂

The poetry is beyond anything I can achieve, but it does inspire you to write now and then… If it inspires you to writing something, or if any song inspired you to write something, do share with me through the comments below. I promise to read! 🙂

8 comments

  1. followyourshadow · March 20, 2014

    Aik Alif has been one of my favorite songs. It inspired you to write a beautiful poem!

    • anumshafique · March 21, 2014

      Thank you so much! 🙂 it is indeed an amazing song to hear based on beautiful poetry! 🙂

  2. aliabbasali · March 31, 2014

    Junoon have also recorded a version of this on their album Parvaaz.

    • anumshafique · March 31, 2014

      Thank you! I’ll definitely go check it out! 🙂

  3. Sohaib · April 6, 2014

    After reading this poem and reading again and again, i realized that how beautifully you have put everything in a small and simple poem, Kuddos.
    Even though it doesnt describe HIM as he is so much more, but the effort was worth encouraging .. Nice piece !

    • anumshafique · April 6, 2014

      Thank you so much for appreciating.

  4. farankarem · April 9, 2014

    I listen to that song on repeat often. Talk about immortals speaking to me..cool write.

    • anumshafique · April 10, 2014

      It is indeed an amazing song. 🙂
      Thank you very much!

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