September 10, 2012
Poetry in Translation: Unveil Your Face!
After Mohammed Iqbal
A star is witness
long will you beg like Moses on the mountain?
Fan the flame within you
a new Mecca with every speck of your embers
Rid yourself of idolatry
the limits in this temple
Even if you want to boast
create the confidence of Alexander
Then lust after the splendor of Darius
Translated from the Urdu by Rafiq Kathwari, guest poet at 3 Quarks Daily
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