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A dewdrop on the petal of time

Only sorrows I garnish, like a tear drop on the lips of time.
Doomed at first light to vanish, I'm a dewdrop on the petal of time.

My ghazals shall be sung long after me, they shall nurture many loves,
Though my being shall perish, like a dewdrop on the petal of time.

My entreaties, my pleadings are to you nothing, words written on sand
Which the first waves shall vanquish, like a dewdrop on the petal of time.

My love seems ephemeral, cursed to be forgotten, a love that no
Generations shall cherish, like a dewdrop on the petal of time.

When you've burnt the last verse in my last ghazal, then my love shall die, then
This 'Wandering' shall finish, like a dewdrop on the petal of time.

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