India has a long history of poetry in Sufi tradition. These are mostly in Urdu language, which is a mix of Hindi and Persian. I recently heard a poetry written by the distinguished poet Nida Fazli and sung beautifully by the Late Jagjit Singh. One of the couplets caught my attention:
Ghar se masjid bahut door hai chalo yun kar len
Kisi rote huey bachche ko hansaya jaaye.
Literally translated it…
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