Mirza Ghalib
Agra / British India
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Heart It Is, Not A Brick Or Stone

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Heart it is, not a brick or stone
Why shouldn't it feel the pain?
Let none tyrannize this heart
Or I shall cry again and again
Neither the temple, nor the mosque
Nor on someone's door or porch
I await on the path where He will tread
Why others should compel me to go?
The illumined grace that lights up the heart
And glows like the midday sun
That Self that annihilates all sights
When then it hides in the mysterious net?
The amorous glance is the deadly dagger
And the arrows of emotions are fatal
Your image may be equally powerful
Why should it appear before you?
The rules of life and bonds of sorrow
In reality are the one manifestation
Before realizing the ultimate truth
How can then one attain liberation?
Love is laden with noble thoughts
Yet what remains is the carnal shame
Trust conscience the still little voice
Why do you want test the rival?
There the pride of modesty resides
Here dwells the social morality
How shall we meet, on which road
Why should he invite me to the abode?
True he is an atheist
Unfaithful and unchaste
Dear to who is faith and heart
Why should he then venture there?
Without the wretched 'Ghalib'
Has any activity come to a halt?
What then is the need to cry?
What then is the need to brood?
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COMMENTS
MAHTAB BANGALEE 20 January 2021
Heart that is; not the brick of stone to be broken down; but there is a lot pain which none can sweep but thy love can cure all through....
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Savita Tyagi 30 July 2020
Heart it is not a brick or stone why shouldn’t it feel the pain......Love is laden with noble thoughts Yet what remains is the carnal shame....beautiful thoughts.....would love to read it in Hindi/ Urdu.
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Surajit Banerjee 27 December 2017
Love the universe - great sufi thoughts
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Suman Pokhrel 17 October 2017
Love is laden with noble thoughts Yet what remains is the carnal shame beautiful!
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Gajanan Mishra 14 July 2016
what is the need to cry, good one.
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Amar Agarwala 14 July 2016
Ghalib weaves a tapestry of magic with his words!
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Susan Williams 14 July 2016
Wisdom set in poetic form- he intrigues me. I do believe I will read more by him.
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