No wonder if the garden birds remained fond of poetry even under the net
The lament fluttering in hearts as silent song remained
Thy Effulgence could not satisfy the restless heart at all
The same dawn's lament remained, the same midnight sighs remained
Neither God, nor idols nor the rivals of temple and the Haram remained
Neither Ali's prowess nor Abu Lahab's infidelity remained
Though my orchestra remained oppressed by `Ajam's plectrum
I am that martyr in fidelity's cause whose song ever Arabic remained!