Mirza Ghalib

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

Kiss Me


Ghooncha-e-nashiguftha ko dhoor se math dikha key yoon
Bosey ko poonchtha houn mein munh se muchey batha ki yoon


Translation:

Don't stay afar pouting your lips at me like a rosebud;
I asked you for a kiss--let your lips answer my plea.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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Comments about this poem (Kiss Me by Mirza Ghalib )

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (12/6/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    this would have been a fantastic poem...with an increase in length... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points John Hardesty (9/13/2013 10:51:00 AM)

    Very short, much like that insignificant kiss on the lips! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (1/9/2011 7:46:00 AM)

    What a great translation of poetic lines! But the original one is really greater. Ghalib had always been ghalib on his contemporaries as well as successors.
    Great lines. (Report) Reply

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