Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

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

Sense Of Loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

That fairy appeared in vision and thoughts started swinging,

Memories of numerous life tickled and imaginations started swinging.

 

Many lost joys are concealed in those sleepy and seductive eyes,

As if music is playing of seasoned flowers and those tunes started swinging.

 

Perhaps the state of delirium is the favour of those captivating eyes,

Distress, grief and pureness since time immemorial started swinging.

 

Innumerable gardens and moons are shining in this Universe,

But in my thoughts your bashfulness and secrets started swinging.

 

Those narrations of tears, smiles and description of affection,

Transformed into a sweet idol and all the prayers started swinging.

 

When our own dear ones departs, tear starts flowing,

The tears are not for the departed, sense of loss of togetherness starts swinging.

 

Sitting idle in the middle of the path and waiting for that very centre, 

Lost in the arms of thought, eagerness of glance started swinging.

 

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By

Rabindra Nath Banerjee(Ranjan)