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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Blackout by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

India-Pakistan War: 1965

Since our lights were extinguished
I have been searching for a way to see;
my eyes are lost, God knows where.

You who know me, tell me who I am,
who is a friend, and who an enemy.
A murderous river has been unleashed
into my veins; hatred beats in it.

Be patient; a flash of lightning will come
from another horizon like the white hand
of Moses with my eyes, my lost diamonds.

From: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19347

Date: 1987 (translated)

By: Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984)

Translated by: Naomi Lazard (1936- )