Mirza Ghalib

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

I Will Not Cry


I will not cry for satisfaction if I could get my choice,
Among the divine beautiful virgins of heaven, I want only you.

After killing me, do not bury me in your street,
Why should people know your home address with my reference.

Be chivalrous for you are the wine bearer (beloved) , or else I
use to drink as much wine as I get every night.

I have no business with you but O! dear friend,
Convey my regards to the postman if you see him,(to remind him that he has to deliver my message to my beloved) .

I will show you what Majnoo (Hero of the famous Arabic love tale, Layla Majnoo) did,
If I could spare some time of my inner grief.

I am not bound to follow the directions given by Khizar (A prophet who is believed to be still alive and guide the people, who have lost their way, to the right path) ,
I accept that he remained my companion during my journey.

O! The inhabitants of the street of my beloved see
if you could find the insane poet Ghalib there some where.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I Will Not Cry by Mirza Ghalib )

Enter the verification code :

  • * Sunprincess * (12/6/2013 2:16:00 PM)

    Be chivalrous for you are the wine bearer (beloved) , or else I
    use to drink as much wine as I get every night. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. July 31,2014, Erica Borges
  2. Where Did It Go To?, Brian Johnston
  3. The Unapologetic Apology To My Mother (A.., Maurice Harris
  4. she is fading and then the night swallow.., RIC S. BASTASA
  5. Everything is yours, RIC S. BASTASA
  6. The Leg Of A Lamb, Saiom Shriver
  7. A Task To Master, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Find Me, Amanda Houston
  9. looking at the universe in our very call.., RIC S. BASTASA
  10. Forging On..., David Lessard

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]