Friday, March 6, 2009

Ghazalist's Tomb Bombed, Verse Grows Stronger


Here's the story.

Here the book.

Sow flowers so your surroundings become a garden
Don’t sow thorns; for they will prick your feet

If you shoot arrows at others,
Know that the same arrow will come back to hit you.

Don’t dig a well in another’s path,
In case you come to the well’s edge

You look at everyone with hungry eyes
But you will be first to become mere dirt.

Humans are all one body,
Whoever tortures another, wounds himself.

D304

3 comments:

Eileen Joy said...

Unbelievable story. The Taliban, of course, have never been averse to destroying historical, even spiritual sites. It seems as if the world will never be rid of such maniacs.

anna klosowska said...

I think I just found the place for the lament

Raza Yaseen said...

Please visit my English-ghazal blog, The Tree of Voice, @ thetreeofvoice.blogspot.com. Thank you.