Mirza Asadullah Khan (Ghalib)-27-12-1797(Agra) To 15-02-1869 (Delhi)
Questions For The Moon
(By Ho Xuan Huong)
How many thousands of years have you been there?
Why sometimes slender, sometimes full?
How old is the White Rabbit?
How many children belong to Moon-Girl?
Why do you circle the purple loneliness of night
and seldom blush before the sun?
Weary, past midnight, who are you searching for?
Are you in love with these rivers and hills?