The ghazal this time.
Was searching for the words of this ghazal and found it at this wonderful place: Ghazals of Mirza Ghalib
For the complete ghazal of which the title is just the first line hop over to : Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi
Of course as usual this meandering led me to the question : What is a Ghazal? Here is the answer: What is a Ghazal?
Before I close this post here is somehting I found in the last page which was very beautiful:
Ghazal rudaad hai naakaamiyon ki,
Ghazal mehrumiyon ki daastaan hai |
Ghazal riste hue zakhmon ka marham,
Ghazal ek chaaraa-e-dard-e-nihan hai |
Ghazal ka husn hi hai, husn-e-aalam,
Ghazal ka noor hi noor-e-jahan hai |
– Jagdish Bhatnagar ‘Hayaat
[Rudaad – Story, Tale; Mehroom – Devoid Of; Risna – Leak; Chaarah – Aid, Cure, Help, Means, Redress, Resource, Remedy; Nihaan – Hidden, Buried; ] from Urdu – English Dictionary