The Stars Speak To Man | a poem | Abdul Ahad Azad (1903-1948

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You ‪,‬ the light of lights‪,‬ imperiled the world

You discredited the human

‏You discredited the human
‏You trade in faith and religion

‏All the doors to the world‪’‬s treasures opened up for you
‏You do not share but accumulate this world‪’‬s wealth

‏We are all one‪,‬ one flesh‪,‬ nothing but One
‏Who put the discord of the Two in your heart‪? ‬

‏Are you a leader of religion and faith‪? ‬
‏You care for neither religion nor faith
‏But the whole humanity mourns your fall

‏Should we take into our heart a religion which divides the human‪? ‬
‏A religion which turns the unity of the world into a chaos and wilderness

‏You name mischief in the world ‪’‬religion‪,’ ‘nation’‬
‏What you call enlightenment is mere intoxication

‏There is a restlessness in the heart, there is a veil over our dreams
‏All this is an illusion. When will you wake up‪? ‬

‏The heartbroken, the dejected, my friends and well-wishers
‏How you destroy human hearts in the name of the human‪? ‬

‏You sprinkle the leaves and desert the roots
‏You are destroying your own house in the name of the human

About the poet :
Abdul Ahad Azad (1903-1948) was one of the well-known Kashmiri poet of his era. He was one of the pioneers of the modernist movement. Azad is often referred to as John Keats of Kashmir. Both Keats and Azad wrote modernist poems and both died in early-forties.He belonged to the famous Dar tribe of Kashmir. His father name was Sultan Dar.”Kuleat e Azad” and “Haraam e Saba” are the famous books of Azad.