My composition of Faiz Ahmad Faiz's poem, 'Bahut Mila Na Mila', presented by Seema Sehgal for a Pakistani Television, Karachi. She sang two verses which have been described in English below. This is seemingly the last ghazal Faiz wrote.
The Last Ghazal
Life gave us much, or little, what regrets can there be,
The treasure of pain is ours, what matter the quantity?
It's a lifetime since I know, don't explain it now to me,
What kindness is, beloved, and what iniquity.
Prepare the feast, sing ghazals, let the cup be ever full.
"If the world's woe is great, is there not wine in plenty?"
Trans. Sarvat Rahman
And though not sung in this version, another couplet speaks:
"If the world's not set on fire, of what use is a verse?
Vain tears, that fill the eyes, and move not humanity."