husn-e-mah garche ba-hangam-e-kamal achchha hai

Mirza Ghalib

husn-e-mah garche ba-hangam-e-kamal achchha hai

Mirza Ghalib

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    husn-e-mah garche ba-hañgām-e-kamāl achchhā hai

    us se merā mah-e-ḳhurshīd-jamāl achchhā hai

    resplendent though the radiance of the full moon may well be

    the brilliance of my sun faced beauty's better surely

    bosa dete nahīñ aur dil pe hai har lahza nigāh

    meñ kahte haiñ ki muft aa.e to maal achchhā hai

    not willing to give me a kiss, my heart eyes constantly

    and in her heart she says this merchandise is good if free

    aur bāzār se le aa.e agar TuuT gayā

    sāġhar-e-jam se mirā jām-e-sifāl achchhā hai

    were it to break, another one, can from the market get

    this earthen cup of mine is better than Jamshed's goblet

    be-talab deñ to mazā us meñ sivā miltā hai

    vo gadā jis ko na ho ḳhū-e-savāl achchhā hai

    if were obtained without the need to ask, the pleasure's great

    the mendicant is good who is not used to supplicate

    un ke dekhe se jo aa jaatī hai muñh par raunaq

    vo samajhte haiñ ki bīmār haal achchhā hai

    on seeing her when one's face is then infused with such a glow

    she starts to think the one who ails for her is better now

    dekhiye paate haiñ ushshāq butoñ se kyā faiz

    ik barhaman ne kahā hai ki ye saal achchhā hai

    it's to be seen what favours, lovers, from idols obtain

    beacause a brahmin has forecast, this is a year of gain

    ham-suḳhan tesha ne farhād ko shīrīñ se kiyā

    jis tarah ki kisī meñ ho kamāl achchhā hai

    his skill with pickaxe made Farhad with Shirii.n to conjoin

    whatever may ones talent be, it is a useful coin

    qatra dariyā meñ jo mil jaa.e to dariyā ho jaa.e

    kaam achchhā hai vo jis ki ma.aal achchhā hai

    when with the sea a drop does merge, itself the sea is thence

    an action can be deemed as good, if good it's consequence

    ḳhizr-sultāñ ko rakhe ḳhāliq-e-akbar sarsabz

    shaah ke baaġh meñ ye taaza nihāl achchhā hai

    that Khizr Sultan may ever bloom, let God the great divine

    as in the garden of the king, this sapling is so fine

    ham ko ma.alūm hai jannat haqīqat lekin

    dil ke ḳhush rakhne ko 'ġhālib' ye ḳhayāl achchhā hai

    the real truth 'bout paradise although we surely know

    for to give comfort to this heart the thought is good somehow

    husn-e-mah garche ba-hangam-e-kamal achchha hai

    us se mera mah-e-KHurshid-jamal achchha hai

    resplendent though the radiance of the full moon may well be

    the brilliance of my sun faced beauty's better surely

    bosa dete nahin aur dil pe hai har lahza nigah

    ji mein kahte hain ki muft aae to mal achchha hai

    not willing to give me a kiss, my heart eyes constantly

    and in her heart she says this merchandise is good if free

    aur bazar se le aae agar TuT gaya

    saghar-e-jam se mera jam-e-sifal achchha hai

    were it to break, another one, can from the market get

    this earthen cup of mine is better than Jamshed's goblet

    be-talab den to maza us mein siwa milta hai

    wo gada jis ko na ho KHu-e-sawal achchha hai

    if were obtained without the need to ask, the pleasure's great

    the mendicant is good who is not used to supplicate

    un ke dekhe se jo aa jati hai munh par raunaq

    wo samajhte hain ki bimar ka haal achchha hai

    on seeing her when one's face is then infused with such a glow

    she starts to think the one who ails for her is better now

    dekhiye pate hain ushshaq buton se kya faiz

    ek barhaman ne kaha hai ki ye sal achchha hai

    it's to be seen what favours, lovers, from idols obtain

    beacause a brahmin has forecast, this is a year of gain

    ham-suKHan tesha ne farhad ko shirin se kiya

    jis tarah ka ki kisi mein ho kamal achchha hai

    his skill with pickaxe made Farhad with Shirii.n to conjoin

    whatever may ones talent be, it is a useful coin

    qatra dariya mein jo mil jae to dariya ho jae

    kaam achchha hai wo jis ka ki maal achchha hai

    when with the sea a drop does merge, itself the sea is thence

    an action can be deemed as good, if good it's consequence

    KHizr-sultan ko rakhe KHaliq-e-akbar sarsabz

    shah ke bagh mein ye taza nihaal achchha hai

    that Khizr Sultan may ever bloom, let God the great divine

    as in the garden of the king, this sapling is so fine

    hum ko malum hai jannat ki haqiqat lekin

    dil ke KHush rakhne ko 'ghaalib' ye KHayal achchha hai

    the real truth 'bout paradise although we surely know

    for to give comfort to this heart the thought is good somehow

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