Treasure Island

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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  • 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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