Mirza Ghalib Poems
- Heart It Is, Not A Brick Or St... Heart it is, not a brick or...
- It Is Not Love It Is Madness (You say) It is not love, it is...
- A Thousand Desires Thousands of desires, each worth dying ...
- The World Is A Playground I perceive the world as a ...
- Gilah Hai Shauq Ko
- Ghazal I wish to go and dwell, In such a place, Where ...
- He Was, When It Was Aught He was, when it was aught He would...
Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu/Persian: مرزا اسد اللہ بیگ خان) was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from India during British colonial rule. His also known as 'Mirza Asadullah Khan Galib', 'Mirza Galib', 'Dabir-ul-Mulk' and 'Najm-ud-Daula'. His pen-names was Ghaliband Asad or Asad or Galib. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. He is considered, in South Asia, to be one of the most popular and influential poets of ... more »
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Heart It Is, Not A Brick Or Stone
Heart it is, not a brick or stone
Why shouldn't it feel the pain?
Let none tyrannize this heart
Or I shall cry again and again
Neither the temple, nor the mosque
Nor on someone's door or porch
I await on the path where He will tread
Why others should compel me to go?
The illumined grace that lights up the heart
And glows like the midday sun
That Self that annihilates all sights
When then it hides in the mysterious net?
The amorous glance is the deadly dagger
And the arrows of emotions are fatal
Your image may be equally powerful
Why should it ...