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Hazrat Inayat Khan - Hindustani Lyrics Fragments - 7

Hazrat Inayat Khan, together with Jessie Duncan Westbrook, gathered Hindustani Lyrics of various poets, of whom he knew especially well Asif… We present you some of these poets and their lyrics – here come some fragments:

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O kind imagination, thou hast given

Eyes to my heart, and though She veil her grace

Fold behind fold, they seek the hidden heaven

They find the secret beauties of her face.


I did not weep until my heart was lost,

So strange the bartering of love appears,

I gave the shining jewel of my soul

To buy these pearls – my tears.


The eyes say in reproach, ‘O wayward heart,

What road of ruin hast thou led us in!’

The heart complains, ‘O eyes,

Beguiled yourselves, ye lured me into sin.’



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Dear friends, here is a wonderful website - an overview over all the many outstanding poets

which the Indian Sufi Culture has brought in the course of the many centuries.

Dear friends, here are the collected 'Sohbets' 2022, much joy listening!