Saturday, July 08, 2006

Result of Post Mortem

As I read my good friend Amar's Post mortem, I could only think of the following verses

Insaan ki khwaish ki koyee intihaa nahin
Do gaz zameen chahiye, do gaz kafan ke bad.

There is no end to the desire of man
after two yards of (burial) cloth,
he wants two yards of land*

* All credit to Son of amar for translation. He dropped his ongoing work of translating Quran in madrassah and spent a year translating these two lines for me. Thank you Son of Amar.