Chal Way Bullehya Chal O’thay Chaliyay
Jithay Saaray Annay
Na Koi Saadee Zaat PichHanay
Tay Na Koi Saanu Mannay
***
O’ Bulleh Shah let’s go there
Where everyone is blind
Where no one recognizes our caste (or race, or family name)
And where no one believes in us
***
Ab to jaag Musaffir pyare
Raeen gayi latke taare
Kar le aj karni da weera
Mod na ho si aawen tera
***
Awake, dear traveller, you’ve got to move on.
Trailing its stars, the night is gone.
Do what you have to do, do it today.
You will never be back this way.
Your companions are calling.
Let us go.
***
Awake, dear traveller, you’ve got to move on.
Trailing its stars, the night is gone.
A pearl, a ruby, the touchstone and dice
With all that you thirst by the waterside.
Awake, dear traveller, you’ve got to move on.
Trailing its stars, the night is gone.
Below a modern rendition of these verses by the inimitable Meekal Hasan Band. They have been instrumental in reintroducing Sufi poetry among the youth of our country.

7 Responses to Chal Way Bullehya Chal O’thay Chaliyay – Let’s go where everyone is blind

  1. cubano says:

    looks like the blog is rolling again after somewhat of a pause..:)

  2. Rahil Arora says:

    Posted this poem here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=299302828548&id=17021469260#!/notes/bulleh-shah/chal-way-bullehya-chal-othay-chaliyay/299302828548

    Been a follower for long but never dropped a comment, I’ll take this opportunity to say what a delight it is to go through your site. Thank you for all the wonderful writing.

    hum suKhan_fehm haiN, Ghalib ke tarafdaar nahiN 🙂

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  4. Raza says:

    Cubano – thanks and the proof is that you are back. Yes I have been so busy but I just cannot neglect this space – it is special and now a part of my persona.. Just realised a few weeks ago 🙂

    Rahil ji
    Many thanks for your kind comment. I am honoured 🙂
    Raza

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  6. cubano says:

    yes please keep up the blog, it has been the source of so much knowledge and inspiration over the years.

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