Mirza Asadullah Khan (Ghalib)-27-12-1797(Agra) To 15-02-1869 (Delhi)
From the moment I accepted the grief-sorrow as my secret love,
Then it becomes easy to accommodate the hidden scorching as well.
At present there is no desire to march from this tyrant era,
That is why I am hiding the tears and singing my poems as well.
Contentment will affect, if found resting places in other's heart,
So along with singing, trying to erase from the time, envy as well.
All the time I want to sing my poems, there is no other option left,
So while strolling, clearing my path, to parallel with you as well.
These bud like poems, I presented all of them for you only,
And while composing, started picking up the sane feelings as well.
This is not to share grief, this not to get worthless appreciations,
Never think these as accusations, accepting brave gratitude as well.
I have prepaid the rights to the breast of sword many times,
He has got the flavour too, he has tasted my blood as well.