Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

Mirza Asadullah Khan (Ghalib)-27-12-1797(Agra) To 15-02-1869 (Delhi)



When the glass of wine touched the beloved's lip then the drops of wine were petrified by amazement and became pearls,
And the line on the wine glass became like a string of pearls.
(This a classic example of the difference between delicacy of thought and meaning creation.)
(This is an example of juxtaposition.)
Just look at my ill fortune. The beloved's becoming convinced of my passion, because the reason of my destruction,
When the rival sighed, she grew angry at me.
(Even after gaining her confidence, instead of the goal of my heart being fulfilled,I am faced with rebukes.)
(My passion which has become established through a sigh,that very thing is the cause of my home-wreckedness.)