Ghazals Of Ghalib

The Almighty Of Rekhta

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

To Mistress Margaret Hussey

(By John Skelton)

 

 

Merry Margaret,

As midsummer flower

Gentle as falcon

Or hawk of the tower:

With solace and gladness,

Much mirth and no madness,

All good and no madness;

So joyously,

So maidenly,

So womanly

Her demeaning 

In everything,

Far, far passing

That I can indite,

Or suffice to write

Of Merry Margaret 

As midsummer flower,

Gentle as falcon

Or hawk of the tower.

As patient and still

And as full of good will

As fair Isaphill, 

Coriander,

Sweet pomander,

Good Cassander,

Steadfast of thought,

Well made, well wrought,

Far may be sought

Ere that ye can find

So courteous, so kind

As Merry Margaret,

This midsummer flower,

Gentle as falcon

Or hawk of the tower.

 

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From The Garlande Of Laurell