Friday, October 30, 2009

What avails love when life is so ephemeral? - Allama Iqbal

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What avails love when life is so ephemeral?
What avaiIs a mortal’s love for the immortal?

Love that is snuffed out by death’s passing blast;
Love without the pain, the passion that consumes?

A flickering spark I am, aglow for a fleeting glance;
Flow vain for a flickering spark to chase an eternal flame!

Grant me the bliss of eternal life, O Lord;
And mine will be the ecstasy of eternal love.

Give me the pleasure of an everlasting pain;
An agony that lacerates my soul for ever.

Allama Iqbal


  1. Hi Huzaifa,
    Nice meeting you.It's really great to visit your blog. You share the words soaked in love straight from soul.
    May God always bless you with love and happiness.

  2. Alwayswinner786 and Ahsan, thnx very much fellows.

  3. We are eternal. Our spirits are eternal spirits. It is only our bodies which are not eternal. It is possible to love eternally. :)