Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ghalib - What’s the harm?

Foolish heart, what has happened to you?
Does this pain, after all, have no cure?

We long for her, and she weary
God, what does this mean!

I too have a tongue,
if only you asked me what I desire!

When nothing exists without You
then, Lord, why this commotion?

We hope for loyalty from her
who does not know what loyalty is

Yes, do good, it will do good for you
What else is the dervish’s call?

I concede, Ghalib is nothing
but if he comes free, then what’s the harm?


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