Inshaullah Khan Insha
Inshaullah Khan Insha is one of the leading master-poets of Urdu. His contributions to the language and literature is more than the contributions of a mere poet. He was also an excellent prose writer and a grammarian. He had a superb sense of humour and through his wit has overwhelmed his contemporary poets in various verbal encounters.
His name was Inshaullah Khan and the nom de plume was Insha. His father, Syed Hakeem Meer Mashaullah Khan, was a leading tabeeb (physician) of his time. His ancestors had migrated to India from Najaf. His great grandfather, Syed Rasheeduddin would go walking to Mecca every year to perform Haj. His son (Insha’s grandfather), ... more »
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Ghazal 1- English
All the friends are prepared and ready to move on
Many have already left, the remaining are also ready
O wind of springtime! Don't annoy [me] and move on your way
You intend to play whereas I feel wretched
Because of feebleness I feel, for hours together
To rest wherever I find the shadow of a wall
Is it a new manner of coyness you've learnt [O my sweetheart! ]
Or else you've sat besides me a hundred of times
O Insha! Who gets respite from the turns of fortune!
It's blessing indeed that a few friends are still with us!