Mirza Ghalib

(27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869 / Agra / British India)

Poems of Mirza Ghalib

Innocent heart

Innocent heart, what has happened to you?
Alas, what is the cure to this pain?

We are interested, and they are displeased,
Oh Lord, what is this affair?

I too possess a tongue-
just ask me what I want to say.

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