Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

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

Tears Of Blood








Mystery demands narration, why to wait till it becomes history,

Period is very unfaithful, description is must, till curtain falls.


It is true that trap of custom is of very strong hitherto,

What is wrong to put power into trial, till we are spent.


Never confronted with the advisor but notice is served,

Fact must be narrated now only before body becomes cold.


Human being is trapped by the throat of chain of customs,

Time is eagerly waiting for a brave to arrive here fast.


Tell these wealthy devils to refrain from the tears of blood shedders,

They will drain their blood till body becomes yellow.


Seeing the nude dance of rulers, even cobra is perplexed,

The sigh will bare every accounts till you turn into dust.


How long should we wait, how long for your divine entity,

Should we keep standing on the road till legs are cramped.


Now we are growing our nails with dedicated severity,

And writing conditions on every leaf, till war creates rarity.





By Rabindra Nath Banerjee(Ranjan)