Mirza Asadullah Khan (Ghalib)-27-12-1797(Agra) To 15-02-1869 (Delhi)
(By Rita Dove)
When You appeared it was as if
magnets cleared the air.
I have never seen that smile before
or your hair, flying silver. Someone
waving goodbye, she was silver, too.
Of course you didn't see me.
I called softly so you could choose
not to answer --- then called again.
You turned in the light, your eyes
seeking your name.