Ishq te aatish nu hi barabar
O vat ishq da tavut khera.
Aatish saare takht kanera
Ate ishq saare dil jera.
Aatish nu paani bujhaave
Te dusso ishq da daaru kehda ?
Aakhe ghulaam farida, aakhe peer farida
Othe kuch nain bachda, o jithe ishq ne la leya dera.
Love and fire are similar
But love has greater hurt.
Fire burns wood and grass,
But love burns the heart and liver.
Water douses fire
But what's the remedy of love ?
The humble (ghulaam), wanderer (peer) Fareed says
There remains nothing else, where love finally decides to stay.
Sufi love poem in Punjabbi (Multani/Arabic dialect) by
Twelfth century sufi preacher and poet from
Multan, erstwhile Punjab (now in Pakistan).
***The image depicts Baba Fareed with disciples (murideen).