Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

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









I know my love that love is not there,

But to express that with coquetry is not fare.


Diver is not scared with destructive power of sea,

At least you should have kept creed to share.


To disgrace a dervish at door is not right,

Lifting accusations like these is not fare.


Vision is dim, but the dream of glace is bright,

Trouble of generosity for a moment is not rare.   


I know you are not capable of holding a dagger,

That kind of company you had never ever.


You are as beautiful as a fairy, simile is rare,

But you were never skilled in universal prayer.


Decorating hands with henna, sitting in the palace,

To reach there only non-existent can dare.


You are sitting and fuming as a blood hopper,

But my love, my tomb is guarded by divine caretaker.









By Rabindra Nath Banerjee(Ranjan)