An evening of Nusrat songs..
Some incredible poetry…
“Jo puchha ke kis tarah hoti hai baarish / Jabeen se paseene ki boondein gira di,
Jo puchha ke kis tarah girti hai bijli / Nigahein milaaein – mila kar jhuka di
Jo puchha shab-o-roz milte hain kaise / To bhehre pe apne wo zulfein hata di
Jo puchha ke naghmon mein jaadu hai kaisa / To meethe takallum mein baatein suna di
Jo apni tamannon ka haal puchha / To jalti hui chand shamein bhujha di
Main kehta reh gaya khata-e-mohabbat ki achhi saaza di”
Need help from somebody who is more knowledgeable in Urdu than me but roughly I think it is…
When I asked her how does the rain fall / She let a few beads of sweat fall from her forehead
When I asked her how does the lightning strike / She looked at me, and then lowered her eyes
When I asked her how does the night and day come together / She slowly moved her hair away from her face
When I asked her about the magic in music / She whispered a sweet things in my ear
But when I asked her about my own wishes / She quickly snuffed out a few candles
And all I was left saying was, what a punishment this is, for the sin of loving!!