healer


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Healer

Under the shade of a Jasmine tree

A little distance from the tavern, on that turn of the road

Two bodies

Burned out in the fire of love

Love, the word of devotion

Love, their God

Love, their funeral pyre

Two bodies

Moist in the dew, bathed in the moonlight

Like two newly bloomed flowers

Cool fresh breeze from the gardens

Wallowed in grief

Winding itself through the dark tresses

Stayed for a brief moment on the warm faces

We saw them

In the mornings and in the nights

In ecstasy and in agony

The mosque’s minarets saw them

The doors of the temple saw them

The cracked walls of the tavern saw them

From time immemorial to the end of the world!

Tell me, healer

Does your bag of remedies

Has anything like the potion of love?

Has any remedy for the love-sick?

Under the shade of a Jasmine tree

A little distance from the tavern, on that turn of the road

Two bodies

Healer!

 

 

Makhdoom  saheb

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