Mirza Ghalib
Agra / British India
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A Thousand Desires

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Thousands of desires, each worth dying for...
Many of them I have realized...yet I yearn for more...

Why should my killer (lover) be afraid? No one will hold her responsible
For the blood which will continuously flow through my eyes all my life

We have heard about the dismissal of Adam from Heaven,
With a more humiliation, I am leaving the street on which you live...

Oh tyrant, your true personality will be known to all
If the curls of my hair slip through my turban!
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Mahtab Bangalee 07 October 2019
When in love, there is little difference between life and death We live by looking at the infidel who we are willing to die for /// excellent
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Nadia Umber Lodhi 07 October 2018
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Susan Williams 14 July 2016
I got captivated by this line: Why should my killer (lover) be afraid? No one will hold her responsible For the blood which will continuously flow through my eyes all my life The more I think about it the more truth I see in this for all of us who have loved.
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M Asim Nehal 09 December 2015
Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle Bahut niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle Nikalna khuld se aadam ka sunte aaye hain lekin Bahut be-aabru hokar tere kuuche se hum nikle Mohabbat mein nahin hai farq jeenay aur marnay ka Usi ko dekh kar jeetay hain, jis kaafir pe dam nikle Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle Bahut niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle Khuda ke vaaste parda na kaabe se uthaa zaalim Kaheen aisa na ho yaan bhi wahi kaafir sanam nikle Kahaan maikhaane ka darwaaza Ghalib aur kahaan vaaiz Par itna jaantay hain kal voh jaata thaa ke ham nikle Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle Bahut niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle...
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* Sunprincess * 06 December 2013
When in love, there is little difference between life and death We live by looking at the infidel who we are willing to die for
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Geetha Jayakumar 26 November 2013
Thousands of desires, each worth dying for... Many of them I have realized..yet I yearn for more.... Beautiful words....Great poem.
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Mohammad Muzzammil 21 March 2013
In that age, I turned to drinking (alcohol) And then the time came when my entire world was occupied by alcohol From whom I expected justice/praise for my weakness Turned out to be more injured with the same cruel sword
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Free Bird 18 October 2012
wow...........Am Word less i ahve heard may Urdu poetry of ghalib in Urdu, it was the first one in english
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Mohamed Sayeed 26 June 2010
Yes the best of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib.For the past 200 years we had been trying to translate the mystic meaning of his verses all in vain. This will continue to defy for times to come
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