Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

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



Except Qais(Majnu) no one has made a name as desert-wanderer,
The desert is like jealous person,s eye toward anyone except him.
( So we have no scope to enter there as lover.)

The scar of passion is erased from the heart by anxiety of temperament,
It is clear that the state of the scar of passion was the stain of smoke.
( Which is cleaned by dressing and scrubbing.)

In the dream my thought had dealing with you,and not me.So I am not responsible for that,
When I opened my eyes,it was neither profit nor loss.Because I do not remember those.
( When we understood,you were nothing but a thought of our own and that is also in the dream.)

The passion and mystic knowledge are the field of study with no end,
I still take such lessons,and remained a novice,it is a huge loss.
( The time of enjoyment once was,now has departed.)

Only by dying was the flaw of nakedness erased,
Otherwise in every attire I was a shame to existence.
( I was so devoid of humanity that my presence was shame to the world.)

It is a taunt against Kohkan(Farhad) for being so bound to custom and rule,which is contrary to madness and freedom,
If the intoxication of passion had been perfect,he would have died without smashing open his head.