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The dropp dies in the river

Mirza Ghalib 1797 (Kala Mahal) – 1869 (Chandni Chowk, Delhi)

The dropp dies in the riverof its joy
Pain goes so far it cures itself

In the spring after the heavy rain the cloud disappears
That was nothing but tears

In the spring the mirror turns green
holding a miracle
Change the shining wind

The rose led us to our eyes

Let whatever is be open.

[Translated by W. S. Merwin and Aijaz Ahmed]

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Mirza Ghalib

Ghalib born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan was a prominent Urdu and Persian poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. more…

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