Charde suraj dhaldy wekhy, bujhe deway balday wekhay

‘Charde suraj dhaldy wekhy, bujhe deway balday wekhay’ by Bulleh Shah is yet another awakening poem, ‘kafi’, by Baba Bulleh Shah. The theme is: value your loved ones. He tells in quite simple way that time and tide keep rolling and wealth & riches keep shifting from one family to another. He shares his experience that oftentimes has he seen the downfall of the once rich and affluent people whilst several others, doomed by the day, were able to stand up and reach the skies. There have been times when diamond was not valued better than a brass farthing.

Even orphans, supposed to die of hunger and necessities, have gone on to become the greatest of kings and they ruled the world. And when God has blessed and graced his near and dear ones; they may even walk on water. But Bullah concludes his poem in a deeply emotional yet convincing tone: “The one who values not his friend(love) is often seen as empty handed, later ruing but of no effect”.

Charde suraj dhaldy wekhy, bujhe deway balday wekhay

Charde suraj dhaldy wekhy, bujhe deway balday wekhay

Roman Urdu Pronunciation:

Charde suraj dhaldy wekhy
Bujhe deway balday wekhay
Heeray da koi mul na paway
Khote sikay chalday wekhy
Jinan da na jag te koi
O wi putar pal de wekhy
Oh de rehmat nal
Banday pani utay chalday wekhy
Loki kehndy dal ni galdi
Main te pathar galday wekhay
Jinhan qadar na keeti yar di
Hath khali oh malday wekhy

Other Poems by Baba Bulleh Shah

Os Nal Yari Kadi na Layen
Mere Ishq de wich mashooq na ho
Heeray Sastay mul de wekhay
Wich Darhi Islam na koi
Jhalya Ishq Kamana Okha
Ik Nuktay wich gal mukdi aye
Nai langda waqt wichore da
Kar ghor hath dian unglian te
Charde suraj dhalde wekhay
Laila by Bulleh Shah

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