Saturday, May 28, 2016

JH Sayyar's Sonnets

377
The nature of things activate human min’s passion,
Of three kinds: sensual, intellectual and pure rational,
All these issue anon from our soul’s soft aggression,
When soul burns, burns all will and wishes irrational
When soul past evil causes badness, anxiety and grief
When soul past good causes love, lust, delight and joy
The most secret of life and death I do tell you in brief
Neither life is mirth nor in human being’s hands a toy
Confidence in God makes all men hopeful and bold,
But deficiency causes in soul hopelessness and fears,
But happy past of soul turns will-iron into pure gold
When heart weeps in lone eyes shed tears and tears

All types of passions dwell not in soul but in mind,
But life and death secret in a strong will I do find