Some bits from Faiz

Pankaj asks folks to figure out the English of a Faiz gem. Here’s what my trusty Faiz collection gave me:

May I be a sacrifice to your streets, oh fatherland, where

It has become custom that no-one shall go with head lifted

And that any lover who comes out on pilgrimage

Must go with furtive looks, go in fear of body and life;

Applied to the people of heart now there is method of administration

That stones and bricks are locked up, and dogs free

Strange since I was trying to recollect bits of these phrases some days back…

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