Table of Contents

Introduction
Historical Notes
Ghazal 1 Ghazal 2
Ghazal 3 Ghazal 4
Ghazal 5 Ghazal 6
Ghazal 7 Ghazal 8
Ghazal 9 Ghazal 10
Ghazal 11 Ghazal 12
Ghazal 13 Ghazal 14
Ghazal 15 Ghazal 16
Ghazal 17 Ghazal 18
Ghazal 19 Ghazal 20
Ghazal 21 Ghazal 22
Ghazal 23 Ghazal 24
Ghazal 25 Ghazal 26
Ghazal 27 Ghazal 28
Ghazal 29 Ghazal 30
Ghazal 31 Ghazal 32
Ghazal 33 Ghazal 34
Ghazal 35 Ghazal 36
Ghazal 37
First line index

Ghazal 30

Like shadows the pine and cypress would walk
if you came to the orchard standing straight through the heart

Should I be proud to have loved when now I am breaking
these tears are the remnants of a loving heart

If commanded by those hypnotic eyes
even the mirror will parrot the words

All the secrets of my heart have caught fire
a flame always burning until it is spoken

You should hold as the tempered steel of Ghalib
any verse that falls like fire to the page


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