All English Sonnets
Why weep on wedding of beloved daughter?
O! these are happy auspicious occasions,
The trysts approved by Allah, sacred liaisons,
Demanding celebration spreading laughter.
Whenever I espied a father weeping,
I always thought- “The man was very weak”.
I did not know that I was really leaping,
To wrong assumptions and conclusions freak,
But, while departing, when my daughter wailed,
I thought, no consolation, shall I seek,
In tears, unawares it entailed,
The wrenching of the roots, feeling weak,
I tried a bit of bravado but failed,
And tears in torrents plummeted down my cheek.