On Shakespeare

The river mirrors the glow of dawn
Night silence mirrors night song

The rose mirrors the fame of spring
Bridal cup mirrors virgin Wine

The sun’s glory revealed in the sun
Your passionate speech mirrors my heart

Concealed from the world’s eyes
You revealed the world with your own

Nature protects her secrets so jealously
Never again will there be such knowledge

Written originally in Urdu
Translated by Rafiq Kathwari